IIUM Repository

Sensory systems in micro-processor controlled prosthetic leg: a review

Hamzaid, Nur Azah and Mohd Yusof, Nur Hidayah and Jasni, Farahiyah (2020) Sensory systems in micro-processor controlled prosthetic leg: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 20 (9). pp. 4544-4554. ISSN 1530-437X E-ISSN 1558-1748

[img] PDF (full text) - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (6MB) | Request a copy
PDF (scopus) - Supplemental Material
Download (763kB) | Preview
PDF (wos) - Supplemental Material
Download (385kB) | Preview


Micro-processor controlled prosthetic legs (MPCPL) offer better functionality than conventional prosthetic legs as they use actuators to replace missing joint function. This potentially reduces the user's metabolic energy consumption and normal walking gait can be mimicked as closely as possible. However, MPCPL require a good control system to perform efficiently, and one of the essential components is the system of sensors. The sensory system must satisfy two important criteria; the practicality in donning and doffing the prosthesis, i.e. the process of putting on and taking off the prosthesis by the amputee user, and the quality in the information provided. In this paper, a comprehensive review was conducted on studies related to the state of the art of sensory system adopted in MPCPL. The publications were searched using four electronics databases within the last 13 years. A total of 31 papers were reviewed. The articles were classified into three main categories: prosthetic-device oriented, user's-biological-input oriented and neuro-mechanical fusion sensory system. Types of sensors used and their application to the prosthetic system were analyzed. This review indicates that the sensors technology reported in the literature still does not fulfil the criteria of an efficient sensory system. Hence, a sensory system that eases the don and doff process of the prosthesis, yet informative in terms of providing enough useful data to effectively control the prosthesis, is needed for a successful MPCPL.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8790/83054
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prosthetics, sensor, microprocessor-controlled prosthesis.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Farahiyah Jasni
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 12:32
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 12:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83054

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year