Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

Myoelectric prostheses use the naturally occurring surface electromyogram (EMG) produced by extant muscle tissue to provide amputees control of artificial limbs. Design and testing of these devices is currently performed using function generators or the healthy EMG signal of the tester. However, these methods of testing either do not provide data representative of the intended usage or are inconvenient to the tester, respectively. In this paper, we present a simple and portable prototype device which simulates the surface EMG signal with a correlated Gaussian random process in order to test myoelectric prostheses with a currently unavailable level of precision.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Share

COinS