alexa Adaptive control of mechanical impedance by coactivation of antagonist muscles
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science

Author(s): N Hogan

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This paper examines the postulate that an important function of the activity of antagonist muscle groups is to modulate mechanical impedance. Some biomechanical modeling and analyses are presented leading to a prediction of simultaneous activation of antagonist muscles in the maintenance of upright posture of the forearm and hand. An experimental observation of antagonist coactivation in this situation is presented.

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This article was published in IEEE on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and referenced in Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science

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