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Title: Pattern analysis of surface electromyographic activity from hip joint muscles during the stance phase in osseo-integrated transfemoral amputees
Author: Pantall, Annette
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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Although there have been considerable developments in surgical methods and prosthetic limbs, one quarter of transfemoral (TF) amputees remain dissatisfied with their prostheses. Function could be improved by establishing a communication link between the prosthetic limb and the residual limb. A potential non-invasive method of linking the limbs could be made by using surface electromyography (sEMG). The recent development of the osseo-integrated prosthesis (OP) allows electrodes to be freely attached without interference from the socket. This study's objective was to investigate patterns of sEMG in TF amputees fitted with OPs during the stance phase of gait.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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