Thinking about using EMG Sensor for your next Arduino/Raspberry Pi Projects? Still confused which EMG sensor to buy online? Well here we introduce a well known EMG sensors available online that is compatible with arduino and raspberry pi for you to get started with your EMG project.
MyoWare is a small, compact and easy to use EMG sensor which can be easily connected to microcontrollers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi to create smart and efficient projects. MyoWare sensor can be used to record real time electrical activity in your muscles just by connecting electrodes on the surface of your arm.
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MyoWare uses Surface EMG technique to capture the electrical signals from your muscles. Surface EMG techniques are non invasive; that means you dont have to use a needle and penetrate it into your muscles to capture the signals. Instead. You simply have to apply conductive gel and place the electrode on top of your skin to measure the voltage of the muscle group you want.
The activity of the muscles determines the voltage measured. When the muscle is flexed, the voltage increase and vice versa.
The output of the signal is heavily filtered and rectified and this sensor can be easily connected to arduino or raspberry pi and you can directly get the analog reading of the voltage during muscle activity.
Which Arduino to Buy?
The good news is, the output of the Myoware is 100% analog signal and you can buy any Arduino board that have analog input.
If you are a beginner, I suggest you to go with Arduino Uno or a UNO Clone. They are really cheap and easily available online.