Tactile feedback is a prime element for improving the amputee ability to interact with different objects. Providing effective sensory feedback to the prostheses is still an unresolved issue. Different approaches had been used to enable bi-directional communication between the prosthesis and the user; however, none could fully replicate the human hand natural sensation. In this regards, we used a 3D virtual hand simulator to communicate the tactile information resulting from hand manipulation. A MATLAB based graphical interface has been developed to control the virtual prosthesis and map tactile sensory data to a multichannel electrotactile stimulation system. Moreover, we presented a spatially coded hand map in accordance with the custom designed electrode array.
|Title of host publication||2019 26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2019|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication date||Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2019|
|Event||26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2019 - Genoa, Italy|
Duration: 27 Nov 2019 → 29 Nov 2019
|Conference||26th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ICECS 2019|
|Period||27/11/2019 → 29/11/2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like thank Tecnalia Serbia ltd, Belgrade, for the IntFES-ver2 stimulator. The authors acknowledge financial support from Compagnia San Paolo, grant no.: 2017.0559, ID ROL: 19795
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- Electrode-skin interface
- Myoelectric prostheses
- Noninvasive Electrotactile stimulation
- Sensory feedback
- Tactile sensors
- Virtual reality