A prosthetic serves as an artificial limb to improve the lifestyle of a person with limb loss. Myoelectric technology allows for advancements in prosthetics to look and function like body parts before amputation by using electrical signals from surrounding muscles to power motors controlling the prosthetic. With newer designs of prosthetics being myoelectric, this technology has the potential to be more accessible to those that uses prosthetics. This research looks to incorporate myoelectric technology into a 3D-printed prosthetic arm prototype through the use of electromyography (EMG) sensors and an Arduino microcontroller board.
Speidel, Dacoda, "Using EMG Signals to Control an Arduino Prosthetic Arm" (2022). Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day. 203.