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.
|Title of host publication
|Trends in Intelligent Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing: First International Conference, IRAM 2012
|S G Poonambalam, Jussi Parkkinen, Kuppan Chetty Ramanathan
|Place of Publication
|Berlin Heidelberg Germany
|Springer-Verlag London Ltd.
|216 - 225
|Number of pages
|Published - 2012
|International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 2012 → 30 Nov 2012
Conference number: 1st
|International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012)
|28/11/12 → 30/11/12