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An Affordable Solution to EMG Prosthetics

Functional prosthetics cost anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 USD, making it difficult for many amputees around the globe to obtain the help they need to perform everyday tasks. The MYO-Integrated Hand Prosthesis project offers a fully functional, 3D printable prosthetic solution that can be made for under $300. The prosthetic is equipped with an electromyography (EMG) embedded armband that detects muscular signals in the wearer’s forearm, then transforms this data into user-defined hand positions. Future work may involve redesigning the project as a functional foot or leg prosthetic.

Symposium Participant

Portrait of Reboulet, Luc

Luc Reboulet

Project Details

Symposium Date: Fall 2018

Research Theme: Health

Presentation Type: FURI

Faculty Mentors

  • Chao Wang