Powered Prostheses: Design, Control, and Clinical Applications presents the state-of-the-art in design, control and application of assistive technologies used in rehabilitation, including powered prostheses used in lower and upper extremity amputees and orthosis used in the rehabilitation of various joint disorders. The progress made in this field over the last decade is so vast that any new researcher in this field will have to spend years digesting the main achievements and challenges that remain. This book provides a comprehensive vision of advances, along with the challenges that remain on the path to the development of true bionic technology.
- Describes the latest assistive technologies that can help individuals deal with joint pain or limb loss
- Presents a tangible and intuitive description of scientific achievements made
- Highlights the existing technologies and devices that are available and used by amputees or patients with mobility limitations
- Suggests solutions and new results that can further enhance assistive technologies
1. Control of transhumeral prostheses based on electromyography pattern recognition: from amputees to deep learning 2. The 2-DOF mechanical impedance of the human ankle during poses of the stance phase 3. Task-dependent modulation of multi-dimensional human ankle stiffness 4. Kriging for prosthesis control 5. Disturbance observer applications in rehabilitation robotics: an overview 6. Reduction in the metabolic cost of human walking gaits using quasi-passive upper body exoskeleton 7. Neural control in prostheses and exoskeletons 8. Stair negotiation made easier using low-energy interactive stairs 9. Semi-active prostheses for low-power gait adaptation
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, USA
Assistant Professor, Director of the Human Performance and Robotics Laboratory, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department - ECS 645, California State University Long Beach, USA
Mo Rastgaar is an associate professor at Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2008 and continued his research as a postdoc at MIT till 2010. He was an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech prior to joining Purdue in 2019. His research interests are Dynamics, Controls, Human-Robot Physical Interactions, and Design and Control of Assistive Robots and Robotic Prostheses.