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Camille Alves, Ludymila Ribeiro Borges, Eduardo Lázaro Martins Naves

Jan 1, 2016
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This paper introduces the development of an application to control a wheelchair through electromyographic signals from the masseter muscle. Electromyography is the analysis of muscle activity, and has numerous applications, including studies in Assistive Technology (AT). A technological advance in this area has allowed greater independence, higher quality of life and social inclusion for people with disabilities. Thus, it is possible to implement electromyography devices to facilitate the control of motorized wheelchairs, for people with more severe disabilities. The system consists of an electromyography sensor Myoware, an Arduino for analysis of the signal acquired by the sensor, a tablet, to display an interface to show the activities for the user and an adapted wheelchair.

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