EXISTING KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY GAP
Portable, research-grade sEMG acquisition systems are available from several manufacturers. These come with up to 16 channels. However they are designed to either talk to a custom receiver or a PC. Processing and evaluating the data with a mobile phone is not possible with these devices. Many of them are also bulky and with prohibitively high price
To develop innovative devices for the conditioning and acquisition of sEMG signals to be transferred to clinical settings. On the basis of the knowledge gained in the past 10 years of activity about sEMG acquisition and interpretation issues, this research line will focus on a) the development of new devices optimized in term of usability (number of channels, size, weight, simple do on and do off) in order to facilitate their use in clinical settings. b) the design of wearable multi-channel sEMG systems.