EMG control of a bionic knee prosthesis: Exploiting muscle co-contractions for improved locomotor function

  title={EMG control of a bionic knee prosthesis: Exploiting muscle co-contractions for improved locomotor function},
  author={James A. Dawley and Kevin B. Fite and George D. Fulk},
  journal={2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)},
This paper presents the development and experimental evaluation of a volitional control architecture for a powered-knee transfemoral prosthesis that affords the amputee user with direct control of knee impedance using measured electromyogram (EMG) potentials of antagonist muscles in the residual limb. The control methodology incorporates a calibration procedure performed with each donning of the prosthesis that characterizes the co-contraction levels as the user performs volitional phantom-knee… CONTINUE READING
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