Portable Take-Home System Enables Proportional Control and High-Resolution Data Logging with a Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Bionic Arm [article]

Mark Brinton, Elliott Barcikowski, Tyler Davis, Michael Paskett, Jacob A George, Gregory Clark
2020 bioRxiv   pre-print
This paper describes a portable, prosthetic control system for at-home use of an advanced bionic arm. The system uses a modified Kalman filter to provide 6 degree-of-freedom, real-time, proportional control. We describe (a) how the system trains motor control algorithms for use with an advanced bionic arm, and (b) the system's ability to record an unprecedented and comprehensive dataset of EMG, hand positions and force sensor values. Intact participants and a transradial amputee used the system
more » ... to perform activities-of-daily-living, including bi-manual tasks, in the lab and at home. This technology enables at-home dexterous bionic arm use, and provides a high-temporal resolution description of daily use - essential information to determine clinical relevance and improve future research for advanced bionic arms.
doi:10.1101/2020.05.19.102921 fatcat:63ojucfddrfr3hwzwu44b2erbi