Accession Number : AD1031685


Title :   Physiologically Relevant Prosthetic Limb Movement Feedback for Upper and Lower Extremity Amputees


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland United States


Personal Author(s) : Marasco,Paul ; Hebert,Jacqueline ; Makhlin,Alex ; Shell,Courtney ; Forero,Juan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1031685.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The illusionary sensation of movement directly influences motor control through internal models. As a component of perceptual mapping of the limb muscles we are using a modified matching protocol (intentional binding) to examine how the brain responds to different visualizations of movement with respect to the vibration-induced illusionary input. This will help us to understand which muscles need to be vibrated to most effectively influence motor control. We are developing novel socket designs (EMG and Suspension Focused Design, and Vibration Tactor Focused Design) capable of integrating vibration tactors while accommodating or improving upon existing function. Gait assessment in amputees is limited because established marker sets placement is not clearly defined for prosthetics. We developed a simplified motion capture Cluster Marker Set that generates sufficiently accurate gait kinematics while allowing fast and easy marker attachment for gait assessment on the CAREN. We developed Sensory Organization Test based modules that will be stacked in an assessment package to provide outcome measures related to balance performance characteristics required to evaluate lower limb prosthesis function. Each module includes standing or walking condition sets and perturbations allowing access to different aspects of balance performance such as balance corrective response strategies and reaction times.


Descriptors :   prostheses and implants , residual limbs , lower limb , lower extremity , neurobehavioral manifestations , feedback , wearable technology , muscles , walking , prosthetics , motion , performance(human)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE