Natalia M. López

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BACKGROUND Myoelectric control of a robotic manipulator may be disturbed by failures due to disconnected electrodes, interface impedance changes caused by movements, problems in the recording channel and other various noise sources. To correct these problems, this paper presents two fusing techniques, Variance Weighted Average (VWA) and Decentralized Kalman(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of robotic tools with assistance technology determines a slightly explored area of applications and advantages for disability or elder people in their daily tasks. Autonomous motorized wheelchair navigation inside an environment, behaviour based control of orthopaedic arms or user's preference learning from a friendly interface(More)
This paper bispectrum is used to classify human arm movements and control a robotic arm based on upper limb's surface electromyogram signals (sEMG). We use bispectrum based on third-order cumulant to parameterize sEMG signals and classify elbow flexion and extension, forearm pronation and supination, and rest states by an artificial neural network (ANN).(More)
The correct detection of the onset of muscular contraction is a diagnostic tool to neuromuscular diseases and an action trigger to control myoelectric devices. In this work, entropy and information content concepts were applied in algorithmic methods to automatic detection in surface electromyographic signals. 1. Introduction The surface electromyographic(More)
With the aim to control a multiple degrees of freedom electromechanical devices, e.g., assistive robots, powered wheelchair, etc., this paper proposes a real-time multichannel surface electromyography classification scheme based on the coordination or synergies between a functional group of muscles: biceps brachii, triceps brachii, pronator teres, and(More)
This paper presents an interface that uses two different sensing techniques and combines both results through a fusion process to obtain the minimum-variance estimator of the orientation of the user's head. Sensing techniques of the interface are based on an inertial sensor and artificial vision. The orientation of the user's head is used to steer the(More)
This work presents a myoelectric control scheme of a virtual hand based on higher order statistics. The main objective of the experiments is to benefit the general amputee population, offering a training tool to potential prosthesis users. A simple and direct input control is based on the residual SEMG signals from the upper limb of amputee people. The(More)
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