Air Guitar Hero Project Explores Muscle-Computer Interfaces
Scott Saponas showcased his project on muscle-computer interfaces using a customized Guitar Hero application.
Muscle-computer interfaces allow users to input information to electronic devices without the need for physical interactions. A similar phenomena is ‘gesture based computing’, in which specified hand or face gestures trigger commands to a computer.
Scott Saponas, a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, showcased his project on muscle-computer interfaces using a customized Guitar Hero application, where EMG electrodes accurately detected his finger movements by reading muscle activity in his forearms.