A miniaturized device for HD-EMG

The Meacs Sensor Unit

The first device produced, CE marked and commercialized by ReC, is the MEACS system. It is a 64/128-channel wireless and modular HD-sEMG acquisition system. The MEACS was designed to offer unmatched performance in HD-sEMG recordings, in terms of signal quality, rejection of movement artifacts, setup flexibility and ease of use [1][2].The MEACS system is the most miniaturized HD-sEMG acquisition system on the market and its design and performance were fully described in the literature [1][2]. Further developments and research efforts led to improvements of both the acquisition and detection systems, opening new perspectives for the study of the neuromuscular systems in highly dynamic scenarios, from musical performance to on-field sprinting [3][4][5].


[1] G. L. Cerone, A. Botter, and M. Gazzoni, “A Modular, Smart, and Wearable System for High Density sEMG Detection,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 3371–3380, 2019.

[2] G. L. Cerone, A. Giangrande, M. Ghislieri, M. Gazzoni, H. Piitulainen, and A. Botter, “Design and Validation of a Wireless Body Sensor Network for Integrated EEG and HD-sEMG Acquisitions,” IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 30, pp. 61–71, 2022.

[3] A. Giustetto, F. Vieira Dos Anjos, F. Gallo, R. Monferino, G.L. Cerone, M. Di Pardo, M. Gazzoni, and M. Micheletti Cremasco, “Investigating the effect of a passive trunk exoskeleton on local discomfort, perceived effort and spatial distribution of back muscles activity,” Ergonomics, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 1379–1392, 2021.

[4] A. Thio-Pera, M. De Carlo, A. Manzoni, F. D’Elia, G.L. Cerone, G. Putame,M. Terzini, M. Gazzoni, C. Bignardi, T.Vieira, “Are the forearm muscles excited equally in different, professional piano players?,” PLoS One, vol. 17, no. 3 March, Mar. 2022.

[5] G. L. Cerone, R. Nicola, M. Caruso, R. Rossanigo, A. Cereatti, and T. M. Vieira, “Running speed changes the distribution of excitation within the biceps femoris muscle in 80 m sprints,” Scand. J. Med. Sci. Sport., 2023.