2021 Engineering Design Conference - GVSU School of Engineering Team 11

Team 11: GVSU School of Engineering - Project: Muscle Memory

Project Abstract

The project sponsor, the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Committee at Grand Valley State University, does outreach events to K-12 students and would like a device to demonstrate the application of surface electromyography (EMG) recordings to actuate a robotic limb. In addition, such a device must be able to be used in classes like EGR 434/534, EGR 635, EGR 447/547, and EGR 345/346. The device must have some way of capturing biological data in the form of EMG from the surface of muscles. The robotic limb will resemble a human arm in appearance and movement. The movement of the limb must be caused by input determined by processed EMG signals. The device is to be used in future classes and projects such that it must use open source software and be easily updated by other students and professors to include more functionality in the future.

Team Members

Deidra Boertman

Mason Convertini

Philip Kaczanowski

Emily Lowery

Caleb Verbrugge

Kathryn Wezeman

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Blake Ashby

Dr. Samhita Rhodes

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