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Prosthesis grasp reflex via peripheral nerve control - an in vitro study

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Valderrama, German, Gasson, Mark N., Warwick, Kevin and Whalley, Benjamin J. (2010) Prosthesis grasp reflex via peripheral nerve control - an in vitro study. In: University of Reading IEEE SMC UK&RI 9th Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems 2010, University of Reading, Reading, England. IEEE. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5898090&isnumber=5898083

DOI: 10.1109/UKRICIS.2010.5898090

Abstract

Here we present an economical and versatile platform for developing motor control and sensory feedback of a prosthetic hand via in vitro mammalian peripheral nerve activity. In this study, closed-loop control of the grasp function of the prosthetic hand was achieved by stimulation of a peripheral nerve preparation in response to slip sensor data from a robotic hand, forming a rudimentary reflex action. The single degree of freedom grasp was triggered by single unit activity from motor and sensory fibres as a result of stimulation. The work presented here provides a novel, reproducible, economic, and robust platform for experimenting with neural control.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Lecture)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
ID Code:20363
Deposited By:Mr German Valderrama
Deposited On:28 Oct 2011 10:02
Last Modified:28 Oct 2011 10:02

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