Myo Plus pattern recognition



Benefits at a glance

More intuitive and natural control

Myo Plus makes it possible to utilise the prosthesis control functions in a unique and entirely natural manner.

Fluid movements without switching

Myo Plus permits a flowing transition between the individual prosthesis movements. This requires significantly less concentration (and the amputee can control the prosthesis intuitively and seamlessly) while achieving seamless and intuitive use.

You can add additional grip patterns

Myo Plus allows the amputee to subsequently adapt their prosthesis control to their individual needs (on an ongoing basis). This makes it possible to add new grips with the bebionic hand.

Myo Plus app

The newly developed Myo Plus app is the central interface between the user and prosthesis control. It serves as a “window into the prosthesis” and shows the hidden movement patterns in the residual limb.

Easily exchange terminal devices

Aside from the bebionic hand, Myo Plus prosthesis control is compatible with other MyoBock terminal devices, such as the Electric Greifer. This allows users to choose a solution that is optimally adapted to their activities.

A learning control system

Myo Plus pattern recognition is adaptive and learns individual commands directly from the user. Training the movement patterns is straightforward and is visualised via the Myo Plus app. Calibration may be repeated at any time.

Functionality

Myo Plus pattern recognition

Individuals who have been affected by an amputation or a congenital limb difference can still imagine closing their hand or rotating it outwards. This activates the remaining muscles in the residual limb; however, the corresponding limb that would carry out the hand movement is missing.

Myo Plus prosthesis control measures the incoming signals and derives movement patterns from them that are characteristic for individual hand movements. A certain prosthetic hand grip can be assigned to each learned pattern. The control system therefore learns from the user for the first time.

FAQ

  • How does Myo Plus work?

    Even after an amputation, mental control of the hand remains mapped in the brain. Amputees can often still imagine closing their hand or rotating it. The corresponding nerve signals continue to be sent as well. The only thing missing is the corresponding organ for implementing the commands.

    Myo Plus prosthesis control uses electrodes to measure the incoming signals on the forearm, deriving patterns from them that are characteristic for individual movements. Complex mathematical algorithms transform and amplify these signals so a prosthesis can translate them into the corresponding movement.

  • Who is suitable for a Myo Plus fitting?

    A fitting with Myo Plus pattern recognition is suitable for new and existing myoelectric forearm fittings after traumatic amputations or with congenital limb difference of the forearm.

  • How can I get Myo Plus?

    Myo Plus pattern recognition is fitted by a certified prosthetist who has the relevant training.

  • I have an upper arm amputation. Can I be fitted with Myo Plus pattern recognition as well?

    No, the use of Myo Plus is currently limited to prosthetic fittings of the foremarm. However, research and development is being carried out in this area.

  • How long does the battery last with Myo Plus?

    The battery capacity depends on the individual usage of the prosthesis to a large extent. There are several battery options with different installed sizes and capabilities.

  • What terminal devices are compatible with Myo Plus?

    The full potential of Myo Plus prosthesis control is realised in conjunction with the MyoBock terminal devices, and especially with the bebionic hand. However, the bebionic hand is not ideal for all activities at work and in everyday life. That is why MyoPlus is also compatible with other MyoBock terminal devices, such as the VariPlus Speed hand and System Electric Greifer DMC.

    This allows users to choose a solution that is optimally adapted to their activities.