Machine-Learning-Based Muscle Control of a 3D-Printed Bionic Arm - Université Paris-Est-Créteil-Val-de-Marne Access content directly
Journal Articles Sensors Year : 2020

Machine-Learning-Based Muscle Control of a 3D-Printed Bionic Arm

Sherif Said
Ilyes Boulkaibet
  • Function : Author
Murtaza Sheikh
  • Function : Author
Abdullah Karar
  • Function : Author
Samer Alkork
  • Function : Author


In this paper, a customizable wearable 3D-printed bionic arm is designed, fabricated, and optimized for a right arm amputee. An experimental test has been conducted for the user, where control of the artificial bionic hand is accomplished successfully using surface electromyography (sEMG) signals acquired by a multi-channel wearable armband. The 3D-printed bionic arm was designed for the low cost of 295 USD, and was lightweight at 428 g. To facilitate a generic control of the bionic arm, sEMG data were collected for a set of gestures (fist, spread fingers, wave-in, wave-out) from a wide range of participants. The collected data were processed and features related to the gestures were extracted for the purpose of training a classifier. In this study, several classifiers based on neural networks, support vector machine, and decision trees were constructed, trained, and statistically compared. The support vector machine classifier was found to exhibit an 89.93% success rate. Real-time testing of the bionic arm with the optimum classifier is demonstrated.

Dates and versions

hal-04318150 , version 1 (01-12-2023)



Sherif Said, Ilyes Boulkaibet, Murtaza Sheikh, Abdullah Karar, Samer Alkork, et al.. Machine-Learning-Based Muscle Control of a 3D-Printed Bionic Arm. Sensors, 2020, 20 (11), pp.3144. ⟨10.3390/s20113144⟩. ⟨hal-04318150⟩


7 View
0 Download



Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More