ISSN 2456-0235

International Journal of Modern Science and Technology


​​​​​International Journal of Modern Science and Technology, Vol. 2, Special Issue 1, 2017, Pages 1-4. 

Design of EMG Controlled Prosthetic Hand  

E. Krishnna Priyadarshini, S. Shenbaga Devi
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai -600 025. India

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The human hand has various movements and actions which is very essential for independence. Loss of hand reduces the caliber of life. The purpose of this project is to design a prosthetic hand that utilizes the myoelectric signals for controlling the movements such as Flexion, Extension, Pronation, Supination, hand grasp and release with reduced energy expenditure of the amputee and at reduced cost. The design involves developing the necessary EMG acquisition and processing circuitry, interfacing the output and programming the microcontroller for classification of various movements and developing the driving circuitry for rotation of the motors. Using this, amputees will be able to control the motors in the myoelectric prostheses by voluntarily contracting the muscles of their residual limb.

​​Keywords: Myoelectric prosthesis; Pronation; Supation; Hand g rasp; Hand release.


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