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Anthropomorphic EMG-Driven Prosthetic Hand

  • Ioan Coman
  • Ana-Maria Claudia DrăgulinescuEmail author
  • Doina Bucur
  • Andrei Drăgulinescu
  • Simona Halunga
  • Octavian Fratu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)

Abstract

Hazards in industry, wars and serious medical reasons determined the increase of the number of amputations and, thus, the need for designing prosthetics that replace the missing segment by imitating its natural movements. Research in prosthetics domain became, consequently, a primary activity both for engineers and physicians. Due to structural and functional acclimation to the complexity of human activities, one of the most difficult to approach limb of the human body is the hand. This paper is aimed to design an anthropomorphic prosthetic hand controlled based on surface electromyography sensors data acquired from two important muscles: flexor pollicis longus muscle and flexor digitorum profundus muscle. Another purpose of the paper consists in providing two main functions of the prosthetic hand, prehension and fingers flexion.

Keywords

Anthropomorphic EMG signals Ehealth Fingers flexion Prehension Prosthetic hand 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by a grant of the Ministry of Innovation and Research, UEFISCDI, project number 33PCCDI/01.03.2018 within PNCDI III, Platform of multi-agent intelligent systems for water quality monitoring on Romanian sector of Danube and Danube Delta (MultiMonD2), and partially funded under contract no. 5Sol/2017 within PNCDI III, Integrated Software Platform for Mobile Malware Analysis (ToR-SIM).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioan Coman
    • 1
  • Ana-Maria Claudia Drăgulinescu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Doina Bucur
    • 1
  • Andrei Drăgulinescu
    • 2
  • Simona Halunga
    • 2
  • Octavian Fratu
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Engineering FacultyUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology FacultyUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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