Design of an accelerometer-controlled Myoelectric Human Computer Interface

Anusha Lalitha, Nitish V. Thakor

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop an alternate in-air input device which is intended to make interaction with computers easier for amputees. This paper proposes the design and utility of accelerometer controlled Myoelectric Human Computer Interface (HCI). This device can function as a PC mouse. The two dimensional position control of the mouse cursor is done by an accelerometer-based method. The left click and right click and other extra functions of this device are controlled by the Electromyographic (EMG) signals. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are used to decode the intended movements during run-time. ANN is a pattern recognition based classification. An amputee can control it using phantom wrist gestures or finger movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEMS, NANO and Smart Systems
Pages3973-3979
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2011 7th International Conference on MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems, ICMENS 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 4 2011Nov 6 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume403-408
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2011 7th International Conference on MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems, ICMENS 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period11/4/1111/6/11

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Keywords

  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Electromyographic (EMG) signals
  • Human computer interface
  • Myoelectric
  • Pattern recognition
  • Phantom movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Lalitha, A., & Thakor, N. V. (2012). Design of an accelerometer-controlled Myoelectric Human Computer Interface. In MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems (pp. 3973-3979). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 403-408). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.403-408.3973