Origin of myoelectricmyo- + electric
- Using, or pertaining to, myoelectricity.
- A myoelectric prosthesis uses EMG signals or potentials from voluntarily contracted muscles within a person's residual limb on the surface of the skin to control the movements of the prosthesis.
myo- +"Ž electric
myoelectric - Computer Definition
The electrical signals within the human body that stimulate the muscles to move. The signal, which is less than one millivolt, has an average frequency of about 100Hz. Myoelectric signals are used to move prosthetic limbs. The faint signals are detected and amplified to control the battery-driven, moving elements of the prosthesis. The word myo comes from the Greek "myos" and means "muscle."