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Myoelectric Videogame Training Functional Outcomes

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posted on 11.08.2020 by Carlos Martinez-Luna, Benjamin McDonald, Nicholas Radda, Brianna Rozell, Craig Kelly, Todd Farrell, Liberating Technologies, Inc.
Myoelectric training is important for new patients learning prosthetic limb control. Upper-limb prosthetic fittings are often not successful because the prosthesis does not provide functionality that the user expects. Myoelectric prosthetic users must develop control skills by exercising muscles. Without proper training, users cannot reliably provide suitable myoelectric signals and often fatigue quickly. A Myoelectric Gaming Interface (MEGI) system was developed to provide training by mapping myosignals to video game controls in order to improve muscle tone and coordination.

Presentation for Myoelectric Videogame Training Functional Outcomes. Presented at the 17th (2019) International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) World Congress.

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Technologies to Train Myoelectric Prosthesis Users for Optimal Functional Outcomes

United States Department of Defense

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