An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction.
EMG signals are used in many clinical and biomedical applications. EMG is used as a diagnostics tool for identifying neuromuscular diseases, assessing low-back pain, kinesiology, and disorders of motor control. EMG signals are also used as a control signal for prosthetic devices such as prosthetic hands, arms, and lower limbs.
This sensor will measure the filtered and rectified electrical activity of a muscle, depending the amount of activity in the selected muscle.
This sensor comes with everything you need to start sensing muscle activity with your Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
IMPORTANT: The e-Health Sensor Platform has been designed by Cooking Hacks in order to help researchers, developers and artists to measure biometric sensor data for experimentation, fun and test purposes. However, as the platform does not have medical certifications it can not be used to monitor critical patients who need accurate medical monitoring or those whose conditions must be accurately measured for an ulterior professional diagnosis.