Design of a wireless miniature low cost EMG sensor using gold plated dry electrodes for biomechanics research

U. Imtiaz, L. Bartolomeo, Z. Lin, S. Sessa, H. Ishii, K. Saito, M. Zecca, A. Takanishi

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Abstract

EMG sensors for biomechanics research and portable applications need to be small, wireless and power efficient. This imposes several constraints on the design methodology of such sensors. There are many commercially available devices which are expensive and have proprietary communication protocols. It is difficult to synchronize them with other devices. Furthermore, using gel-based electrodes for signal acquisition increases setup time and running costs. Hence we present the design of a miniaturized, wireless, low-cost and non-invasive dry-electrode EMG sensor that was prototyped in our lab and dubbed the WB-EMG Sensor. We demonstrate its working being fitted with a gold plated copper core electrode. By mounting the sensor on the extensor carpi ulnaris and recording data during some simple exercises, we were able to show that its envelope in the frequency domain was similar to the expected EMG Pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013
Pages957-962
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 25
Event2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013 - Takamastu, Japan
Duration: 2013 Aug 42013 Aug 7

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013

Conference

Conference2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013
CountryJapan
CityTakamastu
Period13/8/413/8/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Imtiaz, U., Bartolomeo, L., Lin, Z., Sessa, S., Ishii, H., Saito, K., Zecca, M., & Takanishi, A. (2013). Design of a wireless miniature low cost EMG sensor using gold plated dry electrodes for biomechanics research. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013 (pp. 957-962). [6618044] (2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2013.6618044