27. Muscle Synergies for Motor Control

  1. Metin Akay Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. professor chairman author coauthor editor chair guest editor fellow senior member member
  1. Andrea d'Avella1 and
  2. Matthew Tresch2

Published Online: 10 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470068298.ch27

Handbook of Neural Engineering

Handbook of Neural Engineering

How to Cite

d'Avella, A. and Tresch, M. (2006) Muscle Synergies for Motor Control, in Handbook of Neural Engineering (ed M. Akay), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470068298.ch27

Editor Information

  1. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neuromotor Physiology, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy

  2. 2

    Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470056691

Online ISBN: 9780470068298



  • muscle synergies for motor control;
  • synergy extraction in muscle activity patterns;
  • biomechanical simulations in muscle pattern generation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Muscle Synergies

  • Methods to Identify Synergies

  • Simulations

  • Synergy Extraction from Muscle Activity Patterns

  • Muscle Synergies for Motor Control

  • Future Trends

  • Acknowledgments

  • References