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

German Valderrama, Mark N. Gasson, Kevin Warwick, Benjamin J. Whalley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Place of PublicationReading
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2010
EventUniversity of Reading IEEE SMC UK&RI 9th Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems 2010 - University of Reading, Reading, England
Duration: 2 Sep 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceUniversity of Reading IEEE SMC UK&RI 9th Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems 2010
Period2/09/10 → …

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