Muscle Activity Tracking System

Muscle Activity Tracking System

Student(s):

Alex Cole, Biomedical Engineering
Nick Eisenberg, Biomedical Engineering
Wil Geising, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor(s):

Gary Bledsoe, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

People are significantly stronger and more stable when muscles associated with a specific activity are engaged during an individual exercise or workout. In order to achieve fitness goals and maximize performance, a system to detect a person’s musculature strength and firing pattern is necessary. Our system will include EMG electrodes on the skin and a user profile for analyzing the data. The device will be worn during workouts or therapy to monitor the EMG signals which be sent through an amplification circuit then analyzed through a computer program such as MATLAB. A device like this might be useful for and average workout, an athlete in training, or for a person rehabbing an injury.