Zuo, S., Nazarpour, K., Gerken, M. and Heidari, H. (2020) Magnetomyography. In: Nazarpour, K. (ed.) Control of Prosthetic Hands: Challenges and Emerging Avenues. Institution of Engineering and Technology: Stevenage, pp. 69-95. ISBN 9781785619847 (doi: 10.1049/pbhe022e_ch4)

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Signals produced by skeletal muscle can be utilised for monitoring and treatment of different movement and neurological disorders. The study of muscle function through measurement of biomagnetic signals is called magnetomyography (MMG). However, the level of biomagnetic signals is extremely small and developing highly sensitive sensors to detect them is outstandingly challenging. Current technologies for detection of such weak biomagnetic signals are bulky, costly and hospital-based. The research findings are yet to develop miniaturised, sensitive and low-cost MMG sensors. This chapter describes the state-of-the-art magnetic sensing technologies that have the potential to realise a low profile and possibly implantable MMG sensor.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zuo, Dr Siming and Heidari, Dr Hadi
Authors: Zuo, S., Nazarpour, K., Gerken, M., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology

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