Extreme Learning Machines for Real-Time Myoelectric Control

Myoelectric signals are rich sources of information about human movement control. They are also easily accessible, making them appealing for controlling devices like prosthetics, orthotics, and exoskeletons. However, the variability of the EMG signal and [...]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Should Basketball Players Tape Their Ankles?

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from universities in Australia and the US, including Matthew Jeffriess from University of Technology Sydney and Dr. Robert Lockie from California State University, Northridge, teamed up to investigate whether [...]

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Gender and Psychological Factors on Pain Perception and Muscle Activity: an Induced-Pain Study of Anterior and Posterior Masseter Muscles

Chronic orofacial muscle pain imposes considerable personal and economic burdens for a broad spectrum of the general population. It is the chief complaint of the more than 5-10% of the US population with temporomandibular joint [...]

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Innovative Bionic Hand Provides Amputees with Sense of Touch

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are undertaking an ambitious project to provide bionic hands with the sense of touch. The investigators involved in this government-funded, £1.4 million project are aiming to design a prosthesis [...]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Research Videos|

The Advantage of Delsys dEMG

A critical review by De Luca CJ and Kline JC June 2015 Technology for decomposing the EMG signal into individual motor unit action potentials (MUAPs) was introduced by us three decades ago (LeFever and De [...]

July 10th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

The Onion-Skin Scheme: A Motor Unit Firing Scheme with Evolutionary Benefits

How are motor units controlled during voluntary contractions? This question has been a subject of debate for several decades amongst the neurophysiology community. A recent simulation study by Dr. Carlo J. De Luca and Dr. [...]

July 1st, 2015|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |