A STUDY TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING ELECTRICAL POTENTIALS ON THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN FOR CONTROL FUNCTIONS.
PHILCO CORP BLUE BELL PA
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The report describes the successful application of non-deterministic, statistical recognition techniques to myographic signal patterns to study the feasibility of using electromyographic potentials for control applications. A description of the physiology of the source of electromyographic phenomena is reviewed. Efforts taken to find meaningful parameters within the signals are presented. The phenomenological variables and the necessity of using powerful recognition techniques are discussed and procedures of this investigation are presented. The Multinorm Computer Program and the new developments in datataking equipment Myocoder are described. The results to date along with a projection of future efforts and a discussion of the uses of electromyography in control are given. Author