The Anthroform Arm: A System for the Study of Spinal Circuits

Hannaford, B. and Winters, J.M. and Chou, C.P. and Marbot, P.H. (1995) The Anthroform Arm: A System for the Study of Spinal Circuits. Annals of Biomedical Engineering: L. Stark Special Issue, 23 (4). pp. 399-408.

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This paper reports the design, construction, and testing of a replica of the human arm which aims to be dynamically accurate as well as kinematically accurate. The arm model is actuated with McKibben pneumatic artificial muscles, and controlled by a special purpose digital signal processing system designed to simulate spinal neural networks in real time. An artificial muscle spindle has also been designed and tested. Design and test data are reviewed, and the paper describes how we hope to use the system to improve our understanding of the reflexive control of human movement and posture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Surgical Robots > CA Robotic Control
Z Other
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Margaret Thompson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 21:23

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