• Reference: GRE16-20
  • Principal investigator: Andrés Úbeda
  • Research Centers: University of Alicante
  • Duration: June 1st, 2017 – May 30th, 2019
  • Financial Entity: University of Alicante
  • Funding: 7.092 €

The main goals of this project are:

  • Develop a human-machine interface based on real-time myoelectric control of a robotic hand.
  • Evaluate simple myoelectric control schemes: on/off control of binary arm movements.
  • Evaluate more advanced myoelectric control schemes: proportional and simultaneous control, finite-state machine methods or linear regression methods.
  • Evaluate other factors that affect the control such as muscular fatigue.

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The main goal of this project is to develop myoelectric control schemes of a robotic hand as an alternative to other methods to evaluate the kinematic behavior of the upper limb such as visual recognition or systems based on inertial sensors. The use of muscular activity to control robotic hands is proposed as a more natural and intuitive way to control an external device, as it generates control commands from the electrophysiological activity of the user and it does not require the evaluation of extrinsic parameters, with no account of the actual process of motor control. This kind of control also allows assessing other important factors such as muscular fatigue or the type of muscular contraction, which can support and complement the control process to the robotic hand and give further versatility.


Vision-driven collaborative robotic grasping system tele-operated by surface electromyography
Úbeda, A.; Zapata-Impata, B. S.; Puente, S. T.; Gil, P.; Candelas, F.; Torres, F. (2018) Sensors, Vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 2366. IF: 2.475 (Q2).

Evaluation of Optimal Vibrotactile Feedback for Force-Controlled Upper Limb Myoelectric Prostheses
Gonzalez-Rodriguez, A.; Ramon, J.L.; Morell, V.; Garcia, G.J., Pomares, J.; Jara, C.A.; Ubeda, A. (2019) Sensors, Vol. 19, no. 23, pp. 5209. IF: 3.275 (Q2).

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