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Prosthetic Control using Implanted Electrode Signals
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report presents the design and manufacturing process of a bionic signal messagebroker (BSMB), intended to allow communication between implanted electrodes andprosthetic legs designed by Ossur. The BSMB processes and analyses the data intorelevant information to control the bionic device. The intention is to carry out eventdetection in the BSMB, where events in the muscle signal are matched to the events ofthe gait cycle (toe-o, stance, swing).The whole system is designed to detect muscle contraction via sensors implantedin residual muscles and transmit the signals wireless to a control unit that activatesassociated functions of a prosthetic leg. Two users, one transtibial and one transfemoral,underwent surgery in order to get electrodes implantable into their residual leg muscles.They are among the rst users in the world to get this kind of implanted sensors.A prototype of the BSMB was manufactured. The process took more time thanexpected, mainly due to the fact that it was decided to use a ball grid array (BGA)microprocessor in order to save space. That meant more complicated routing and higherstandards for the manufacturing of the board. The results of the event detection indicatethat the data from the implanted electrodes can be used in order to get sucient controlover prosthetic legs. These are positive ndings for users of prosthetic legs and shouldincrease their security and quality of life.It is important to keep in mind when the results of this report are evaluated that allthe testing carried out were only done on one user each.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 68 p.
TRITA-STH, 2014:75
Keyword [en]
Myoelectric Control, Prosthesis, Lower Limb Prosthesis, Event Detection, Gait Cycle, PCB Layout, Electrical Design
National Category
Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147699OAI: diva2:731857
Subject / course
Medical Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Medical Engineering
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2014-10-15Bibliographically approved

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