Low-cost, open source bioelectric signal acquisition system
Paper i proceeding, 2017

Bioelectric potentials provide an intuitive source of control in human-machine interfaces. In this work, a low-cost system for bioelectric signals acquisition and processing was developed and made available as open source. A single module based on the ADS1299 (Texas Instruments, USA) can acquire up to 8 differential or single-ended channels with a resolution of 24 bits and programmable gain up to 24 V/V. Several modules can be daisy-chained together to increase the number of input channels. Opto-isolated USB communication was included in the design to interface safely with a personal computer. The system was designed to be compatible with a low-cost and widely available microcontroller development platform, namely the Tiva LaunchPad (Texas Instruments, USA) featuring an ARM Cortex-M4 core. We made the source files for the PCB, firmware, and high-level software available online (GitHub: ADS_BP). Digital processing was used for float conversion and filtering. The high-level software for control and acquisition was integrated into an already existent open source platform for advanced myoelectric control, namely BioPatRec. This integration provide a complete system for intuitive myoelectric control where signal processing, machine learning, and control algorithms are used for the prediction of motor volition and control of robotic and virtual devices.


Enzo Mastinu

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik

Bo Håkansson

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik

Max Jair Ortiz Catalan

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik

14th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks

19-22 7935997
978-1-5090-6244-7 (ISBN)


Medicinsk apparatteknik


Annan elektroteknik och elektronik





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