The QNET Myoelectric Trainer is ideally suited to teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of processing electromyographic signals. Developed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW™ software, the system is an exciting way to introduce students to biomedical engineering. Students can use a variety of filtering and control methods to control a servo from the contraction of muscles, applying the principles of electromyography. Students learn how to:
The QNET Myoelectric Trainer includes a two-electrode electromyograph with a grounding strap and a servo. The on-board processed EMG signal can be measured and the servo can be driven by the PWM.
Through EMG signal processing and control, the clamp on the servo can be opened and closed through muscle contraction, similarly to myoelectric prosthesis. An optical isolation amplifier is used to amplify the electromyogram signal measured by the EMG electrode, remove noise, and isolate the power source from the user.
The QNET Myoelectric Trainer comes with comprehensive digital resources developed by Quanser to enhance teaching controls, saving professors’ time while helping students quickly grasp the capabilities of the trainer, relate the studied control concepts to applications in real world and understand the exercises performed in lab. The resources include:
Toppics covered in the Quanser-developed courseware
To set up your QNET Myoelectric Trainer, you need NI ELVIS Modular Engineering Education Laboratory Platform.