Raoul M. Bongers
University of Groningen
Publications 120
#1Anniek Heerschop (UG: University of Groningen)
#2Corry K. van der Sluis (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 17
Last.Raoul M. Bongers (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Objective Operating a multi-articulating myoelectric prosthetic hand requires both proportional control of surface electromyography (sEMG) signals and accurately producing triggers to switch between grip types. Proportional control, used for hand opening/closing, has been studied extensively but the grip-switching control far less so. Can switching be trained and if so, how early on can improvement be seen? And is the ability to produce precise switches related to proficiency in proport...
#1Tim A. Valk (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 1
#2Leonora J. Mouton (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 15
Last.Raoul M. Bongers (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 18
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Background Users of myoelectric controlled assistive technology (AT) for upper extremities experience difficulties in controlling this technology in daily life, partly because the control is non-intuitive. Making the control of myoelectric AT intuitive may resolve the experienced difficulties. The present paper was inspired by the suggestion that intuitive control may be achieved if the control of myoelectric AT is based on neuromotor control principles. A significant approach within neurocomput...
#1Inge Tuitert (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 1
#2Tim A. Valk (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 1
Last.Raoul M. Bongers (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 18
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An essential step in uncontrolled manifold analysis is creating a linear model that relates changes in elemental variables to changes in performance variables. Such linear models are usually created by means of an analytical method. However, a multiple regression analysis is also suggested. Whereas the analytical method includes only averages of joint angles, the regression method uses the distribution of all joint angles. We examined whether the latter model is more suitable to describe manual ...
#1Christian Greve (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 3
#2Tibor HortobágyiH-Index: 60
Last.Raoul M. BongersH-Index: 18
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Purpose We examined the possibility that old adults use flexibility in joint coordination as a compensatory mechanism for the age-related decline in muscle strength when performing the sit-to-stand (STS) task repeatedly under high force and balance demands.