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On the Use of Longitudinal Intrafascicular Peripheral Interfaces for the Control of Cybernetic Hand Prostheses in Amputees

Micera, Silvestro and Navarro, Xavier and Carpaneto, Jacopo and Citi, Luca and Tonet, Oliver and Rossini, Paolo Maria and Carrozza, Maria Chiara and Hoffmann, Klaus Peter and Vivo, Meritxell and Yoshida, Ken and Dario, Paolo (2008) 'On the Use of Longitudinal Intrafascicular Peripheral Interfaces for the Control of Cybernetic Hand Prostheses in Amputees.' IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 16 (5). pp. 453-472. ISSN 1534-4320

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Significant strides have been recently made to develop highly sensorized cybernetic prostheses aimed at restoring sensorimotor limb functions to those who have lost them because of a traumatic event (amputation). In these cases, one of the main goals is to create a bidirectional link between the artificial devices (e.g., robotic hands, arms, or legs) and the nervous system. Several human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are currently used to this aim. Among them, interfaces with the peripheral nervous system and in particular longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes can be a promising solution able to improve the current situation. In this paper, the potentials and limits of the use of this interface to control robotic devices are presented. Specific information is provided on: 1) the neurophysiological bases for the use peripheral nerve interfaces; 2) a comparison of the potentials of the different peripheral neural interfaces; 3) the possibility of extracting and appropriately interpreting the neural code for motor commands and of delivering sensory feedback by stimulating afferent fibers by using longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes; 4) a preliminary comparative analysis of the performance of this approach with the ones of others HMIs; 5) the open issues which have to be addressed for a chronic usability of this approach. © 2006 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bionics; bio-robotics; cybernetic hand prostheses; electroneurographic (ENG) signals; hybrid bionic systems; intraneural interfaces
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 14:02
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:26

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