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Figure 9: 8mm wide Conductive foil with  0.5mm Sylgard 184.

Actuator Technology for the External Assistance of Muscles (ATEAM), Carleton University, C. Fernandes, E. Barre, S.Bajpeyi, et al

Abstract
The goal of this 4th year project is to build a fully functioning assistive armband that takes input from electromyography sensors, processed by an Android device application, and driven by electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators. This paper outlines the process of testing the feasibility of different EAP actuators, the developed sensor input, and signal processing systems that have been accomplished at this early point in the design timeline.

The Team: The project team (From left to right): Vinayak Bansal (Software Engineering), Colin Fernandes (Engineering Physics), Scott Stewart (Engineering Physics), Yannick D’Mello (Engineering Physics), Shaveer Bajpeyi (Engineering Physics), Elyse Barré (Engineering Physics) and project supervisor Steve McGarry (Associate professor at Carleton University).

The Team:
The project team (From left to right): Vinayak Bansal
(Software Engineering), Colin Fernandes (Engineering
Physics), Scott Stewart (Engineering Physics), Yannick
D’Mello (Engineering Physics), Shaveer Bajpeyi
(Engineering Physics), Elyse Barré (Engineering
Physics) and project supervisor Steve McGarry
(Associate professor at Carleton University).

Download pdf copy: Actuation Technology for the External Assistance of Muscles (ATEAM), Carleton University, C. Fernandes, E. Barre, S.Bajpeyi, et al

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