MyoWare, the trusted name in EMG sensors, has redesigned their muscle sensor from the ground up with a new easy-to-use design and upgraded with the latest and greatest chipset improving sensor performance and reliability.
From robots to video games, MyoWare Muscle Sensors are used to control an endless possibility of devices using the electric potential of your own muscles.
Compact triangular design with updated ciruitry improves sensor performance and ease of use.
A new, innovative snap connector system elimates the need to solder connections for MyoWare 2.0 shields.
Three output modes are provided to pinpoint the needs of your project.
min. = 2.27V
typ. = +3.3V or +5V
max. = +5.47V
250 pA, max 1 nA
Raw (RAW): G = 200
Rectified (RECT): G= 200
Envelope (ENV): G = 200 * R / 1 kOhm
R is the resistance of the gain
potentiometer in kOhm
High-pass Filter: Active 1st order
fc = 20.8 Hz,2 -20dB
Low-pass Filter: Active 1st order
fc = 498.4 Hz,2 -20dB
Linear, Passive 1st order
fc = 3.6 Hz,3 -20 dB
The harder you flex, the higher the output voltage
The MyoWare measures muscle activity through the electric potential of the muscle, commonly referred to as surface electromyography (EMG or sEMG for short). When your brain tells your muscle to flex, it sends an electrical signal to your muscle to start recruiting motor units (the bundles of muscle fibers that generate the force behind your muscles).
The harder you flex, the more motor units are recruited to generate greater muscle force. The greater the number of motor units, the more the electrical activity of your muscle increases.
The MyoWare will analyze this electrical activity and output an analog signal that represents how hard the muscle is being flexed. The harder you flex, the higher the MyoWare output voltage will go.
Learn more with our Getting Started Guide
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Expand the realm of possibility with MyoWare add-on shields.
Plug and play solderless link to Arduino boards
Arduino Uno compatible shield
Pre-soldered male header pins
Six 3.5mm TRS cable jacks
All the power you need for some myoelectric magic
On-board 40mAh LiPo battery
Charging LED indicators
Voltage output LED
Snap on instant illuminated, muscle-powered feedback
10 Segment LED Bar Graph
On-board 40mAh LiPo battery
USB-C charging port
Link up to six Muscle Sensors to single Arduino
Single 3.5mm TRS cable jack
3-position output switch
Single on/off switch
Expand the MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor to use traditional electrode cables.
3.5mm electrode cable jack
Consistent snap connectors
Get the MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor and all the shields along with cables, electrodes, and even a RedBoard all wrapped up in a single kit.MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor Development Kit
Q: Can MyoWare be used in medical applications?
A: No, MyoWare sensors are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation treatment, or prevention of disease, in a man or other animals.
Q: How can I avoid any electrical interference when using MyoWare 2.0?
A: In order to avoid causing any accidental damage to your MyoWare 2.0 boards, it is imperative that you do not power the boards, or the computer programming them, via a wall adapter. Please be sure to one use a battery when powering MyoWare 2.0.
Q: Why was MyoWare redesigned?
A: MyoWare 2.0 originated with the intent to provide users with a more user-friendly design in order to avoid any electrical discharge while also increasing contacts with the body that will supply you with more accurate readings.
Q: How do I attach MyoWare 2.0 to my body?
A: Great question! The innovative snap connector system eliminates the need to solder connections for the MyoWare 2.0 ecosystem. It's that easy: stick on a few electrodes (not included), read the output voltage and flex some muscles!