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Hey All,


Advancer Technologies is now selling  low-cost muscle (EMG) sensors to be used with Arduino microcontrollers. These sensors are designed to be used by hobbyist, backyard tinkerers and students alike.

Purchase yours today and have your next project be controlled by your muscles!


Also, we like to promote all forms of interest and learning into biomedical technologies. To help culture and educate future great minds and concepts in the field, we've just posted step-by-step instructions and a demo video on how to build your own muscle (EMG) sensors compatible with Arduino microcontrollers.


Snippet of the intro...
"Measuring muscle activation via electric potential, referred to as electromyography (EMG) , has traditionally been used for medical research and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. However, with the advent of ever shrinking yet more powerful microcontrollers and integrated circuits, EMG sensors have found their way into prosthetics, robotics and other control systems. Yet, EMG systems remain expensive and mostly outside the grasp of modern hobbyist. Until now..."

Hope you find the instructions useful. Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions of need any help building a sensor for  your next project!

Brian Kaminski
Advancer Technologies
AdvancerTechnologies@gmail.com
www.AdvancerTechnologies.com
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That's cool!

It would be nice to see a picture of a raw waveform. It's unclear to me if it's outputting an envelope of the rectified EMG waveform, or if it's the actual EMG waveform.

If it's the raw waveform, I'm definitely getting one.
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@AdvancerTechnologies:

Please don't cross-post.
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That's cool!

It would be nice to see a picture of a raw waveform. It's unclear to me if it's outputting an envelope of the rectified EMG waveform, or if it's the actual EMG waveform.

If it's the raw waveform, I'm definitely getting one.

Thanks! The Vout pin on the circuit board outputs the envelope of the EMG signal. However, the circuit itself can easily be modified to output the amplified EMG waveform... simply take out the rectifier and low pass filter portions of the circuit.
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@AdvancerTechnologies:

Please don't cross-post.

Sorry about that. I figured a product announcement post and a DIY instructions post wouldn't be considered cross-posting.
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