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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.


(ˌmaɪəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) or


(Medicine) denoting a type of powered artificial hand or limb that detects electrical changes in the muscles of the stump and converts these into movements


(ˌmaɪ oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk)

of or pertaining to electrical impulses generated by muscles of the body, which may be amplified and used esp. to control artificial limbs.
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Tenders are invited for Provision of a body powered prosthesis above elbow with myoelectric hand and myoelectric elbow to mr sahyees ahmed ganie under sadhbhavana-xx
8) In response to the limb loss of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Department of Defense has made enormous investments in prosthetics using new designs, carbon fibre, computer microprocessors, hydraulics, and myoelectric technology.
They no longer need to think about their movements because their unconscious reflexes are automatically converted into myoelectric impulses that control their Bionic prosthesis.
Determining the optimal window length for pattern recognition-based myoelectric control: Balancing the competing effects of classification error and controller delay.
Nonpharmacological Pain Management Interventions * Position changes * Visual feedback * Motor imagery * Diversional activities * Mirror-box therapy * Reflexology * Pressure application to stump * Acupuncture * Massage * Percussion * Hypnosis * Myoelectric prosthesis * Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) * Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) * Psychotherapeutic therapy Invasive Modalities * Lumbar sympathetic blocks * Deep brain stimulation (DBS) * Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) * Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) * Invasive neuromodulation Sources: Knotkova et al.
Current prosthetic hands are controlled by myoelectric signals, muscular electrical activity recorded from the skin surface of the stump.
Involved in the early trials of the first myoelectric prosthetic limbs, Doug has been working closely with the Newcastle team.
Although able to keep approximately one inch of his lower arm, Sol would have to wait three years for a myoelectric prosthetic from the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) (1), and one year before a cosmetic, non-functional prosthesis.
Weir, "Non-backdrivable series elastic actuator for use in a prosthetic elbow", From "MEC '05 Integrating Prosthetics and Medicine," Proceedings of the 2005 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium, held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 2005.
7,11 The proposed training protocol is adequate for educating the patient with upper limb amputation in order to control myoelectric prosthesis.
There is also the idea of using prosthesis utilising modern materials - such as myoelectric limbs that can detect electric signals from the nervous system and muscles.