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Combating Unilateral Facial Paralysis With Low-Latency Muscle Reanimation

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Instruments
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Publication typeI1 Audiovisual material

Abstract

The Challenge:
Addressing unilateral facial paralysis by creating a measurement and control system for facial pacing, which measures facial movements from the healthy side of the face and uses functional electrical stimulation to simultaneously reanimate the paralysed side.

The Solution:
Using myRIO combined with custom electronics to measure multiple channels of surface EMG, process the acquired signals, and produce stimulation waveforms to activate facial muscles with the low-latency and reliability required for this novel medical system.