On-going Research Projects
Upper Extremity Motion Capture System
The overall objective of this design project is to integrate electromyography with motion detection sensors to quantify movement in the human arm.
The finished product would be an ideal system for various biomechanics research applications where motion analysis is desired. The device being developed here is specifically for monitoring the motion of the upper extremity.
This system would also be useful in monitoring the progress of physical therapy patients. Their motion throughout the rehabilitation process would be continually supervised. Such a device may enable patients to perform their physical therapy exercises at home with real time feedback and data storage for both the patient and the physical therapist. Other markets include, but are not limited to:
- Future engineers interested in the biomedical field of engineering
- Individuals who are incapable of performing regular tasks
- Device would allow a disabled person to control a prosthetic limb with limited motion at their extremities
- Wireless robotics that imitate human movement
- Game controllers
- Monitoring of muscle growth or atrophy in patients