A µ-Controller-Based Biomedical Device to Measure EMG Strength from Human Muscle

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 470)

Abstract

EMG signal is the heart of different muscular activities. The strength of this signal shows the respective muscle strength and identifies if any type of muscles fatigue or disorder is present or not. This is useful for sports personnel’s and especially for hand amputation case having different level of amputation. In this paper, we propose a portable hand carrying device that can indicate the strength as well as display the muscle strength in terms of analog RMS value of the collected electromyography signal on a proposed embedded trainer board in terms of “volt” as well as visualize the strength of the signal using strip of LED bars. An EMG signal processing set up, consists of sensor materials and signal processing circuitry, that are used to collect and process the signal in to its proper shape. The processed signal is fed to a centralised processor/controller for further action.

Keywords

EMG electrodes Preamplifier Filter RMS to DC LCD system µ-controller Shift register LED strips Muscle strength 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I, Arindam Chatterjee, expressed my sincere thanks to Mr. Niranjan V. K. and Mr. Prakhar Aggarwal who helped me to make the overall setup and experiment and to Director CSIR-CSIO for allowing me to submit this article to conference proceedings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments OrganizationChandigarhIndia

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