3D-printing soft sEMG sensing structures

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    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
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1012-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1013-4
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2017
    Event16th IEEE Sensors 2017 - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017
    Conference number: 16


    Conference16th IEEE Sensors 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • 3D-Printing
    • conductive
    • Flexible
    • Soft
    • EMG
    • Electrodes
    • SoftPro


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