Accession Number : ADA627663


Title :   Smart Prosthetic Hand Technology - Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 21 Apr 2010-20 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : IDAHO STATE UNIV POCATELLO


Personal Author(s) : Naidu, Desineni S ; Schoen, Marco P ; Perez, Alba ; Chiu, Steve ; Leung, Solomon ; Lai, Jim ; Creelman, Jim


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627663.pdf


Report Date : May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 531


Abstract : The present Phase II of Smart Prosthetic Hand Technology focuses on the four closely connected areas of EMG signal identification and estimation, hand motion estimation, intelligent embedded systems and control, robotic hand and biocompatibility and signaling. The developed identification algorithm using a new sensor array, a proposed hybrid estimation algorithm will provide for the decomposition and inference of multiple signals. Different categories of amputation level will be simulated and the identification of EMG signals will be tested and adapted to these different cases. Next, the proposed sensing and actuation system for the artificial hand overcomes the limitations on dexterous manipulation of the prosthetic hands. Strategies on grasping and manipulation will be developed to complement the myoelectric signals. The proposed fusion of soft and hard embedded control systems strategy will alleviate the present problems associated with prosthetic devices. Finally, by investigating into the issues of the inflammatory responses of cells/tissues in response to an artificial implant and the interference with signaling of the artificial implant, the design of our in-vitro model will ultimately improve the design and construct a functional and biocompatible artificial limb.


Descriptors :   *HANDS , *PROSTHETICS , *SMART TECHNOLOGY , ALGORITHMS , AMPUTATION , ARTIFICIAL LIMBS , EMBEDDED SYSTEMS , IMPLANTATION , INFLAMMATION , MOTION , ROBOTICS , TISSUES(BIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE