8 March 2014 Modeling of a PVDF based gesture controller using energy methods
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In this paper the concept of a PVDF based gesture controller is introduced and accompanied by a supporting model derived using Hamilton’s principle. The model incorporates strain contributions from two loading situations: beam subject to transverse loading and axial loading. The prototype gesture controller is comprised of a compression sleeve with a spatially shaded PVDF element situated above the extensor muscles of the right forearm. The goal of the gesture controller, at this stage, is to be able to measure and discern forearm muscle activity for three distinct hand gestures. In this study the system was modeled and simulated. Test data was then collected for each hand gesture and compared to simulations.
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Kyle R. Van Volkinburg, Gregory N. Washington, "Modeling of a PVDF based gesture controller using energy methods", Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90562I (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2046421; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2046421
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