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Development of a haptic feedback device based on electromyography signals and an Arduino

Grant number: 19/10653-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): July 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Gabriela Castellano
Grantee:Bruno Grandi Sgambato
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07559-3 - BRAINN - The Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, AP.CEPID


The main objective of our work is to build, using an Arduino microcontroller, a device integrating a generator of haptic feedback and an electromyography (EMG) sensor. More specifically, we intend to: 1) Build a human-machine-human interface, capable of measuring a biosignal (electromyogram), while filtering and extracting relevant information, and utilize this information as an input to control a system which will generate a haptic force feedback, using electric stimulation; 2) Study the potential of this system to assist the development of new applications in biomedicine, IoT and rehabilitation; 3) Provide the student with knowledge about scientific research, EMG, biosignals, signal analysis and control tools, electric stimulation and haptic feedback.