Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Zhang, Haichong

Abstract

Advances in active prostheses have sought to augment amputees with a prosthetic that returns some, but ideally all, functionality back to the individual. Through the utilization of ultrasound imaging on transradial amputees, assessments can be made on the muscles state and their effect on the downstream finger movements. Building off of prior work done in this field, this project aims to demonstrate use of ultrasound muscle sensing in prosthetic control. To accomplish this, we designed and analyzed a prosthetic design to implement this technology, built the prosthetic, and performed an assessment on the optimal probe orientation on the forearm. With the outcomes of this project, it was proven that ultrasound sensing can be used for prosthetic control.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-18

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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