Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Project Center

Wuhan, China


The electromyogram -- the electrical activity of skeletal muscle -- finds useful applications in many fields, such as biomechanics, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, gait analysis, exercise physiology, pain management, orthotics, prosthetic device control, even unvoiced speech recognition and man--machine interfaces. An electromyogram signal detection and conditioning circuit has been designed by Prof. E. Clancy in 2003. The goal of this project was to investigate technological advances since 2003 and design a new electromyogram signal conditioning circuit that would have at least the same performance characteristics, would be reduced in size and power and be possible to manufacture and maintain in an academic setting.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2012


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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