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State of the art and perspectives of ultrasound imaging as a human-machine interface

Castellini, Claudio (2014) State of the art and perspectives of ultrasound imaging as a human-machine interface. In: Neuro-robotics: from brain-machine interfaces to rehabilitation robotics. Neuro-robotics: from brain-machine interfaces to rehabilitation robotics Trends in augmentation of human performance, 2. Springer Netherlands. pp. 37-58. ISBN 978 94 017 8931 8. ISSN 2213-1310

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Abstract

Medical ultrasound imaging is a diagnostic tool based upon ultrasound wave production, propagation and processing, in use since the 50s in the hospitals all over the world. The technique is totally safe, relatively cheap, easy to use and provides live images of the interiors of the human body at both high spatial and temporal resolutions. In this chapter we examine its use as a novel human-machine interface. Recent research indicates that it actually represents an effective, realistic tool for intention gathering, at least for the hand amputees. Given the current state of the art, medical ultrasound imaging can be used to control an upper-limb prosthesis to a high degree of precision; moreover, the related calibration procedure can be made extremely short and simple, with the aim of building an ultrasound-based online control system. We propose and discuss its pros and cons as an interface for the disabled, we elaborate on its potentialities as a tool for intention gathering, and we show that it has great potential in the short- and mid-term.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89905/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:State of the art and perspectives of ultrasound imaging as a human-machine interface
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Castellini, Claudioclaudio.castellini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:Neuro-robotics: from brain-machine interfaces to rehabilitation robotics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:2
DOI :[10.1007/978-94-017-8932-5_2]
Page Range:pp. 37-58
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Artemiadis, PanagiotisArizona State University, USA
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Series Name:Trends in augmentation of human performance
ISSN:2213-1310
ISBN:978 94 017 8931 8
Status:Published
Keywords:ultrasound imaging; human-machine interfaces
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Multisensorielle Weltmodellierung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Perception and Cognition
Deposited By: Castellini, Dr. Claudio
Deposited On:15 Dec 2014 21:49
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:47

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