Angelo Emanuele Fiorilla

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BACKGROUND Forearm surface electromyography (EMG) has been in use since the Sixties to feed-forward control active hand prostheses in a more and more refined way. Recent research shows that it can be used to control even a dexterous polyarticulate hand prosthesis such as Touch Bionics's i-LIMB, as well as a multifingered, multi-degree-of-freedom mechanical(More)
The state-of-the-art in control of hand prosthetics is far from optimal. The main control interface is represented by surface electromyography (EMG): the activation potentials of the remnants of large muscles of the stump are used in a non-natural way to control one or, at best, two degrees-of-freedom. This has two drawbacks: first, the dexterity of the(More)
Modulation of arm mechanical impedance is a fundamental aspect for interaction with the external environment and its regulation is essential for stability preservation during manipulation. Even though past research on human arm movements has suggested that models of human finger impedance would benefit the study of neural control mechanisms and the design(More)
Nowadays the technological progress gives disabled people the possibility to live in a better life condition, making them able to use electronic devices to interact with the surrounding environment. In this field, unusual, non-conventional channels like the Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) play a potentially important role for the social inclusion of(More)
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