An EMG-based Assistive Orthosis for Upper Limb Rehabilitation

Luis M. Vaca Benitez, Niels Will, Marc Tabie, Steffen Schmidt, Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Jan Albiez


In this work an upper limb active orthosis for assistive rehabilitation is presented. The design and torque control scheme of the orthosis that take into account important aspects of human rehabilitation, are described. Furthermore, first results of successful muscle activity detection and processing for the operation of the orthosis in two movement directions are presented. The proposed system is the first step towards an adaptive support of patients with respect to the strength of their muscle activity. To allow an adaptive support, different methods for EMG analysis have to be applied which allow to correlate muscle activity strength with the recorded signal and thus enable to adapt the support of the orthosis to the needs of the patient and state of therapy.


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Paper Citation

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M. Vaca Benitez L., Will N., Tabie M., Schmidt S., Kirchner E. and Albiez J. (2013). An EMG-based Assistive Orthosis for Upper Limb Rehabilitation . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: MHGInterf, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-34-1, pages 323-328. DOI: 10.5220/0004371803230328

in Bibtex Style

author={Luis M. Vaca Benitez and Niels Will and Marc Tabie and Steffen Schmidt and Elsa Andrea Kirchner and Jan Albiez},
title={An EMG-based Assistive Orthosis for Upper Limb Rehabilitation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: MHGInterf, (BIOSTEC 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: MHGInterf, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - An EMG-based Assistive Orthosis for Upper Limb Rehabilitation
SN - 978-989-8565-34-1
AU - M. Vaca Benitez L.
AU - Will N.
AU - Tabie M.
AU - Schmidt S.
AU - Kirchner E.
AU - Albiez J.
PY - 2013
SP - 323
EP - 328
DO - 10.5220/0004371803230328