Combined Electromyography(EMG)-driven robotic system with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for rehabilitation

W. Rong, K. Y. Tong, Xiaoling Hu, N. S K Ho

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Robot and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) techniques have been widely used in upper limb rehabilitation training. In this work, we developed a hybrid interactive robotic system with FES for hand training. The preliminary system evaluation was achieved via a finger tracking task. The results showed that 1) the hybrid system could be successfully driven by EMG with interactive control algorithms; 2) the combined system could improve the tracking performance with adequate assistance combination from robot part and FES part. This combined system may have the potential to be used for hand rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2012
Event38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 201218 Mar 2012


Conference38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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