Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the electrical properties of muscle tissue from which impulses may be amplified, used especially in the control or operation of prosthetic devices.

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  • adjective Using, or pertaining to, myoelectricity.

Etymologies

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myo- +‎ electric

Examples

  • You'll be lying down in a tank and you'll be rigged up to some kind of myoelectric or BMI or combination thereof interface.

    Gizmodo

  • Researchers are experimenting with injectible myoelectric sensors (IMES) that detect muscle activity and wirelessly transmit commands to the prosthetic arm.

    Bionic Made Better | Impact Lab

  • Control System Researchers are experimenting with injectible myoelectric sensors (IMES) that detect muscle activity and wirelessly transmit commands to the prosthetic arm.

    Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Plays the Piano | Impact Lab

  • Most of the amputees, Kuniholm included, have elected to use simple, body-operated hooks whose basic technologies date back to World War I instead of the current generation of myoelectric arms that read muscle signals from electrodes on the skin.

    Move Over Prosthetic Arm | Impact Lab

  • Sullivan has a myoelectric hand, which is controlled by the same neural pathways he used to control his original hand. posted by sydney on

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • Sullivan has a myoelectric hand, which is controlled by the same neural pathways he used to control his original hand. posted by sydney on

    Medpundit

  • A small patch of this muscle ends up serving as a biopotential amplifier for the nerve stump, such that gross EMG signals from the newly reinnervated muscle patch can be used as myoelectric signals.

    Mind Hacks: July 2006 Archives

  • SCOTT: Well, four years ago, my dominant left hand was not there, and I had a myoelectric (ph) prosthesis.

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2003

  • When her remaining lung shrivels in its cage, and her guts collapse; when myoelectric demons flood her sinuses and middle ears with isotonic saline.

    Starfish

  • At the end of them a ruthless villain had smashed beyond mending the remains of the useless hand and had galvanised me into a resurrection of the spirit and the impetus to seek what I'd had since, a myoelectric false hand that worked on nerve impulses from my truncated forearm and looked and behaved so realistically that people often didn't notice its existence.

    Come To Grief

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