Learning to use an upper limb prosthesis can be a frustrating experience for amputees. In cooperation with Otto Bock we developed a Virtual Prosthesis Trainer that allows amputees to train and strengthen muscle signals. These muscle signals in the remaining part of the arm are picked up by electromyographic (EMG) sensors in the prosthesis to control the prosthesis. The better and stronger the signals are, the better it can be controlled in daily life.
We used our ARTiFICe framework to integrate optical tracking and various display types, including head mounted displays. The application was implemented in Unity3D.
Our Video on Youtube.
NewScientist's One Per Cent published an article about the Virtual Prosthesis Trainer.