Modifications of muscle synergies during adaptation to upper limb divergent force fields in healthy subjects

P. Tropea, V. Monaco, F. Posteraro, S. Micera

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Abstract

It is well known that people exposed to a robotgenerated force field disturbing arm motion, are able to recover their unperturbed kinematic patterns. It has been also reported that muscle synergies undergoing the activation of many muscle groups are strongly consistent apart from external (e.g., reaching movements in the frontal or in the sagittal plane) or internal (e.g., severity and location of a cerebrovascular accident) constraints. Here, we investigated whether and how muscle synergies underlying the activation of upper limb related motor tasks, can be modified due to a divergent force field exposure. Results showed that muscle synergies can be significantly modified during the ongoing of the training. This open up new possibilities for the development of more effective neuro-rehabilitation protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Pages998-1003
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 27 2012

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/24/126/27/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tropea, P., Monaco, V., Posteraro, F., & Micera, S. (2012). Modifications of muscle synergies during adaptation to upper limb divergent force fields in healthy subjects. In Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 998-1003). [6290854] https://doi.org/10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290854