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A portable myoelectric-robotic system to prevent muscle stiffness and numbness

Sidek, Shahrul Na'im and Haja Mohideen, Ahmad Jazlan and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Nizam Hakim (2010) A portable myoelectric-robotic system to prevent muscle stiffness and numbness. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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Electromyography is a clinical measurement of electrical activities from muscle tissue. In this work, we develop a myoelectric-robotic system to acquire human electromyogram (EMG) signal which is portable to be used in preventing muscle stiffness and numbness. The problem of muscle stiffness and numbness occurs due to long period of muscle passivity. This is a major problem faced by individuals who are elderly, bedridden or wheelchair bound during their recuperation periods. The proposed system can monitor and record muscle activity of the individual noninvasively, and activate a robotic system to perform a series of pre-specified tasks. We anticipate the human-robot synergism could engage the affected individuals more effectively by providing some 'excitement' in activating their muscles to avoid stiffness and numbness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3028/22318
Uncontrolled Keywords: IRIIE 2010, myoelectric-robotic system
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Shahrul Naim Sidek
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 13:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22318

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