Michele Folgheraiter, Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Anett Seeland, Su Kyoung Kim, Mathias Jordan, Hendrik Wöhrle, Bertold Bongardt, Steffen Schmidt, Jan Christian Albiez, Frank Kirchner


This work introduces the architecture of a novel brain-arm haptic interface usable to improve the operation of complex robotic systems, or to deliver a fine rehabilitation therapy to the human upper limb. The proposed control scheme combines different approaches from the areas of robotics, neuroscience and human-machine interaction in order to overcome the limitations of each single field. Via the adaptive Brain Reading Interface (aBRI) user movements are anticipated by classification of surface electroencephalographic data in a millisecond range. This information is afterwards integrated into the control strategy of a wearable exoskeleton in order to finely modulate its impedance and therefore to comply with the motion preparation of the user. Results showing the efficacy of the proposed control approach are presented for the single joint case.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Folgheraiter M., Andrea Kirchner E., Seeland A., Kyoung Kim S., Jordan M., Wöhrle H., Bongardt B., Schmidt S., Christian Albiez J. and Kirchner F. (2011). A MULTIMODAL BRAIN-ARM INTERFACE FOR OPERATION OF COMPLEX ROBOTIC SYSTEMS AND UPPER LIMB MOTOR RECOVERY . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 150-162. DOI: 10.5220/0003135501500162

in Bibtex Style

author={Michele Folgheraiter and Elsa Andrea Kirchner and Anett Seeland and Su Kyoung Kim and Mathias Jordan and Hendrik Wöhrle and Bertold Bongardt and Steffen Schmidt and Jan Christian Albiez and Frank Kirchner},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - Folgheraiter M.
AU - Andrea Kirchner E.
AU - Seeland A.
AU - Kyoung Kim S.
AU - Jordan M.
AU - Wöhrle H.
AU - Bongardt B.
AU - Schmidt S.
AU - Christian Albiez J.
AU - Kirchner F.
PY - 2011
SP - 150
EP - 162
DO - 10.5220/0003135501500162