A noninvasive functional electrical stimulation system with patient-driven loop for hand function restoration

Ying Han Chiou, Shih-Ching Chen, Jin Shin Lai, Te Son Kuo

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Abstract

In this study, a noninvasive functional electrical stimulation (FES) system is proposed to restore hand functions. The control strategy of this system is based on the patient-driven control loop. The patient can use his sound extremity to control FES system to generate the electrical stimulation so that the paralyzed muscles will be excited. In addition, electromyographic (EMG) signals, which are recorded by the sensors in the electrical stimulator, can serve as the trigger for the initialization of the system and the adjustment of the electrical stimulation parameters. From the preliminary results, they show that the subjects can successfully control the proposed system. We hope that patients will benefit a lot from this kind of FES system with patient-driven control loop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages4130-4132
Number of pages3
Volume26 VI
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 1 2004Sep 5 2004

Other

OtherConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/1/049/5/04

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Keywords

  • EMG Control
  • FES
  • Hand Function Restoration
  • Noninvasive Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Patient-Driven Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Chiou, Y. H., Chen, S-C., Lai, J. S., & Kuo, T. S. (2004). A noninvasive functional electrical stimulation system with patient-driven loop for hand function restoration. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 26 VI, pp. 4130-4132)