MONITORING OF EMG TO FORCE RATIO USING NEW DESIGNED PRECISE WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEM

Authors

  • Erik Vavrinsky
  • Martin Donoval
  • Martin Daricek
  • Frantisek Horinek
  • Marian Popovic
  • Michal Hanic
  • Martin Jagelka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/CTJ.2014.3.%25x

Keywords:

surface electromyography, EMG to force ratio, 2 – electrode configuration, Wireless sensor

Abstract

This work is focused on problematic of biopotential signals measurements (EXG) using powerful SMART sensor system, composed of portable units, intended for in-time wireless measurement and evaluation of electrical activity, produced by skeletal muscles, human heart or brain. Here, we discuss very precise measurement features, which characterize this device (high gain, low noise, wireless data transfer, multi-probe measuring), some special features as low voltage and ultra-low power consumption were reached by application of the described amplifier in order to achieve its longer performance for daily use. It brings a lot of advantages to biomedical electronics and medical care. In order to optimize the performance of novel proposed smart biomedical instrument in our experimental part we have focused on measurement of surface electromyography (sEMG) signal to force ratio. These sEMG signals can illuminate our understanding of how the brain controls muscles to generate force and produce movement and can be used in such applications like as training of athletes, controlling robots, monitoring the physical capabilities of patients with motor disorders etc.

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Published

2017-07-12

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Original Research