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Universal, Open Source, Myoelectric Interface for Assistive Devices

By Kirstin Ahmed

Controlling a vehicle with signals from the body can give individuals with missing limbs, loss of muscle function, or weak muscles, the opportunity to become independent. In this study, muscle contractions are translated into commands to control a drone. Three different types of control for collision avoidance were tested. All three types performed well, and the drone was able to avoid all obstacles.