2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Concept and Realisation of an implantable EMG and motion measuring device

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2841,
        author={Stefan Weber and Tim C. Lueth},
        title={Concept and Realisation of an implantable EMG and motion measuring device},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2008},
        month={7},
        keywords={EMG measurement motion sensing and analysis implant;},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2841}
    }
    
  • Stefan Weber
    Tim C. Lueth
    Year: 2008
    Concept and Realisation of an implantable EMG and motion measuring device
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2841
Stefan Weber1, Tim C. Lueth1
  • 1: Central Institute for Medical Technology • Technical University Munich Boltzmannstrasse 11, Garching, Germany

Abstract

In this contribution we are reporting on the concept and development of an integrated and implantable device for EMG measurement inside of human bodies. Such devices are capable of measuring EMG potentials of muscle activity during dedicated activities and of transmitting such information to the outside of the body. They will serve for extended possibilities of human machine interaction in the future. The wearer will be able to control devices and systems apart from his body by simple muscle activity. Such devices have to be within acceptable technological limits – size, weight - to become accepted. In this contribution we are demonstrating the concept and give insight into technological aspects of the developed systems and present first results on the analysis of the available data.