CONTROL OF ACTIVE ORTHOSIS BY EMG SIGNALS
- 1 Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
- 2 Department of Mechatronics, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics. Saint-Petersburg, Russia
- 3 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
The article discusses control of active prosthesis and orthosis by using of EMG (electromyography) signals. It is designed an active orthosis for human lower limb and analyzed kinematic parameters of healthy and injured knee joints. There are considered different types of electrodes and found more optimal design. Also are analyzed electrodes location on human body to obtain more useful results. Problems of active orthosis controlling are also discussed.