Investigation on upper limb's muscle utilizing EMG signal

Veronica Lestari Jauw, Subramaniam Parasuraman

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    Neurorehabilitation aims to aid the recovery/rehabilitation of neurological patients following strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries as well as other neurological diseases. The utilization of a rehabilitative robot can offer a repetitive and intensive rehabilitation training which helps improve the recovery rate and introduce a channel for patients to train independently or with minimal supervision. The future system will leverage on the utilization of EMG signal to drive the control system controlling the rehabilitative robot. Hence, it is necessary to investigate the influence of each muscle to the upper extremity?s movement. This paper presents the comprehensive observation on how 8 different muscles contribute to the flexion extension and abduction adduction movement of the upper limb. These muscles are biceps, triceps, deltoid, latissimus dorsi, brachioradialis, brachialis, flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi ulnaris. The impact of each muscle to the upper limb?s movement will help in determining the EMG-force/torque relationship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrends in Intelligent Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing: First International Conference, IRAM 2012
    EditorsS G Poonambalam, Jussi Parkkinen, Kuppan Chetty Ramanathan
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg Germany
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Pages216 - 225
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9783642351969
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 28 Nov 201230 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 1st


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012)
    Abbreviated titleIRAM 2012
    CityKuala Lumpur

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