DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF A LOW−COST WIRELESS ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SYSTEM

DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF A LOW−COST WIRELESS ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SYSTEM

Authors

  • Farah B. Radeef
  • Basma A. Faihan

Keywords:

Electromyography, Wireless transmission, MyoWare, STM32F100 microcontroller

Abstract

Electromyography (EMG) is being explored for evaluating muscle activity. For gait analysis, EMG needs to be small, lightweight, portable device, and with low power consumption. The proposed superficial EMG (sEMG) system is aimed to be used in rehabilitation centers and biomechanics laboratories for gait analysis in Iraq.

The system is built using MyoWare, which is controlled by using STM32F100 microcontroller. The sEMG signal is transferred via Bluetooth to the computer (about 30m range) for further processing. MATLAB is used for sEMG signal conditioning. The overall system cost (without computer) is about $80. The proposed system is validated using wired NORAXON EMG using the mean root mean squared method. The results showed a root mean squared error between (0.216% − 43.14%).­­­

Author Biographies

Farah B. Radeef

1Biomedical Engineer, Abu Ghraib General Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq. [email protected]

Basma A. Faihan

2Assistant lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Department, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq. [email protected]

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

B. Radeef, F. . ., & A. Faihan, B. . (2022). DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF A LOW−COST WIRELESS ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SYSTEM : DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF A LOW−COST WIRELESS ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SYSTEM . Iraqi Journal of Market Research and Consumer Protection, 14((1), 36–44. Retrieved from https://jmracpc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/IJMRCP/article/view/276