3D-printing soft sEMG sensing structures

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and characterization of soft and flexible 3D-printed sEMG electrodes. The electrodes are printed in one go on a low cost consumer multi-material FDM printer. The printed structures do not need any further production steps to give them conductive properties. Comparison between the gold standard Ag/AgCl gel electrodes and the printed EMG electrodes with a comparable contact area show that there is no significant difference in the EMG signal amplitude. The sensors are capable of distinguishing several levels of muscle activity of the biceps brachii. This all gives 3D- printed sEMG electrodes a high potential for creating personalized sensing structures, e.g. in prosthetic and orthotic contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Sensors
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1012-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1013-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2017
Event16th IEEE Sensors 2017 - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017
Conference number: 16
http://ieee-sensors2017.org/

Conference

Conference16th IEEE Sensors 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period29/10/171/11/17
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Keywords

  • 3D-Printing
  • conductive
  • Flexible
  • Soft
  • EMG
  • Electrodes
  • SoftPro

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Wolterink, G, Sanders, R, Muijzer, F, van Beijnum, B-J & Krijnen, G 2017, 3D-printing soft sEMG sensing structures. in 2017 IEEE Sensors. IEEE, 16th IEEE Sensors 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 29/10/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8233935

3D-printing soft sEMG sensing structures. / Wolterink, Gerjan; Sanders, Remco ; Muijzer, Frodo; van Beijnum, Bert-Jan; Krijnen, Gijs.

2017 IEEE Sensors. IEEE, 2017.

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