Measuring muscle activation via electric potential, referred to as electromyography (EMG)
, has traditionally been used for medical research and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. However, with the advent of ever shrinking yet more powerful microcontrollers and integrated circuits, EMG circuits and sensors have found their way into prosthetics, robotics and other control systems. Yet, EMG systems remain expensive and mostly outside the grasp of modern hobbyist.
This instructable will teach you how to make your own muscle sensor / EMG circuit to incorporate into your next project. Use it to control video games, robot arms, exoskeletons, etc.
Click on the video below for a demonstrations on how to hook up and use your EMG circuit board!You can now also purchase EMG sensors, kits, cables and electrodes at www.AdvancerTechnologies.com!Muscle Sensor Kit
(now also on SparkFun
)Muscle Sensor ElectrodesNote: This sensor is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation treatment, or prevention of disease, in a man or other animals.About Advancer Technologies Advancer Technologies
is a company devoted to developing innovative game-changing biomedical and biomechanical technologies and applied sciences. Additionally, Advancer Technologies
promotes all forms of interest and learning into biomedical technologies. To help culture and educate future great minds and concepts in the field, they frequently post informative instructions on some of their technologies. For more information, please visit www.AdvancerTechnologies.com