Proceedings of the first workshop on peripheral machine interfaces: Going beyond traditional surface electromyography

Claudio Castellini, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Michael Wininger, Arash Ajoudani, Merkur Alimusaj, Antonio Bicchi, Barbara Caputo, William Craelius, Strahinja Dosen, Kevin Englehart, Dario Farina, Arjan Gijsberts, Sasha B. Godfrey, Levi Hargrove, Mark Ison, Todd Kuiken, Marko Marković, Patrick M. Pilarski, Rüdiger Rupp, Erik Scheme

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One of the hottest topics in rehabilitation robotics is that of proper control of prosthetic devices. Despite decades of research, the state of the art is dramatically behind the expectations. To shed light on this issue, in June, 2013 the first international workshop on Present and future of non-invasive peripheral nervous system (PNS)-Machine Interfaces (MI; PMI) was convened, hosted by the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. The keyword PMI has been selected to denote human-machine interfaces targeted at the limb-deficient, mainly upper-limb amputees, dealing with signals gathered from the PNS in a non-invasive way, that is, from the surface of the residuum. The workshop was intended to provide an overview of the state of the art and future perspectives of such interfaces; this paper represents is a collection of opinions expressed by each and every researcher/group involved in it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberArticle 22
JournalFrontiers in Neurorobotics
Issue numberAUG
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • EMG
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Prosthetic control
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation robotics


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