Author(s): Patterson PE, Katz JA
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Abstract Providing accurate sensory information to the individual with a myoelectric limb is of great importance for improving device use in a wide variety of tasks. A number of feedback systems presently being investigated rely on either vibrotactile or electrotactile skin stimulation, which does not provide sensory patterns similar to those in a natural grasping hand. A prototype system was developed to enhance sensory information transfer by using a technique in which the feedback modality (pressure) was the same as the grasping pressure. The present study compared the developed system (pressure) with vibrotactile feedback, vision, and compounds of these three modes. It was found that the pressure-pressure concept reduced grasping pressure replication errors and error variability.
This article was published in J Rehabil Res Dev
and referenced in Journal of Bioengineering & Biomedical Science