Towards Artificial Proprioception in Prosthetic Devices

International Journal of Medical Science
© 2023 by SSRG - IJMS Journal
Volume 10 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Octavio Diaz-Hernandez, Igor Salinas-Sanchez
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Octavio Diaz-Hernandez, Igor Salinas-Sanchez, "Towards Artificial Proprioception in Prosthetic Devices," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 10,  no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2023. Crossref,


The human proprioception is one of the mechanisms utilized to recognize the location of the different segments or body parts, also identify them in space; the problem comes when the loss of a nervous pathway (e.g., due to amputation of a limb). Given the background in literature and technological development, this work's purpose is to establish a definition and to demarcate a methodology for Artificial Proprioception in persons who have lost their natural proprioception. Although this work can be applied to a wide variety of disorders, this work is aimed to be implemented in Prosthetic Devices to assist people with amputation, and the major example is the loss of the lower limb at the transfemoral level. We see Artificial Proprioception as the integral incorporation of a mechatronic system to the person, not only for the prosthesis but also for neurological rehabilitation purposes to regain lost abilities that can help the patient to achieve activities or avoid accidents (e.g., a fall during gait).


Artificial proprioception, Rehabilitation auxiliary devices, Biomechatronic, Prosthetics, Orthotics.


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