MyoWare Muscle Sensor Module
Using our muscles to control things is the way that most of us are accustomed to doing it. We push buttons, pull levers, move joysticks… but what if we could take the buttons, levers and joysticks out of the equation? This is the MyoWare Muscle Sensor, an Arduino-powered, all-in-one electromyography (EMG) sensor from Advancer Technologies. The MyoWare board acts by measuring the filtered and rectified electrical activity of a muscle; outputting 0-Vs Volts depending the amount of activity in the selected muscle, where Vs signifies the voltage of the power source. It’s that easy: stick on a few electrodes (not included), read the voltage out and flex some muscles!
The MyoWare Muscle Sensor is the latest revision of the Muscle Sensor of old, now with a new wearable design that allows you to attach biomedical sensor pads directly to the board itself getting rid of those pesky cables. This new board also includes a slew of other new features including, single-supply voltage of +3.1V to +5V, RAW EMG output, polarity protected power pins, indicator LEDs, and (finally) an On/Off switch.
Measuring muscle activity by detecting its electric potential, referred to as electromyography (EMG), has traditionally been used for medical research. However, with the advent of ever shrinking yet more powerful microcontrollers and integrated circuits, EMG circuits and sensors have found their way into all kinds of control systems.
– Wearable Design
– Single Supply
– Operating Voltage of +2.9V to +5.7V
– Polarity reversal protection
– Two Output Modes
– EMG Envelope
– Raw EMG
– Expandable via Shields
– LED Indicators
– Specially Designed For Microcontrollers
– Adjustable Gain
– Size of 0.82″ x 2.06″
Biomedical Sensor Pad:
This is a Biomedical Sensor Pad, disposable electrodes that can be used to measure EEG, ECG and EMG levels. These little pads are perfect for short-term monitoring of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback purposes. They are to be used once and are very handy because of integrated, latex-free gel. Each pad adheres very well to the skin and the snap connector can be pushed on or removed from the electrode lead with no issue.
See the Datasheet
1 x MyoWare Muscle Sensor module
3 x Biomedical Sensor Pads