Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.


A technique for decreasing the hardware complexity and price of multiple-channel electromyographic bioamplifiers is described. In the past, expensive, high-quality components and complex designs have been required to produce high-quality equipment. This project describes an alternative approach: rather than using high quality components and complex design, (1) use cheaper components and less complicated design, and then (2) equalize the recorded signal in software with a finite impulse response filter (FIR). In particular, FIR equalization filters increased the common mode rejection ratio (CMMR) above 80db over the frequency range 20 to 1,000 Hz.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering