Bachelor/Master Thesis: Miniature wearable Electromyography (EMG) system design

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Electromyography (EMG) has been extensively used in various digital health applications. In this field, miniaturization is crucial, as health data shall be recorded without influencing the daily life of the patient. To meet these requirements while avoiding signal loss, wearable designs where electrodes and electronics are placed tightly together need to be designed with smart new ideas. The vision of this project is to develop a 2-electrode wearable EMG that can be used in applications such as automatic dietary monitoring or swallow detection. The design could be implemented either by using a bipolar setup without a reference electrode or unipolar. The candidate should ideally have a background in medical electronics and an interest in developing novel architectures that can help to improve medical studies.


Optimize analog and digital electronics of a 2-electrode design for maximum signal quality (bipolar without reference or unipolar).


Project type Master thesis / Bachelor thesis
ECTS 30/10
Language English and/or German
Period Winter term 2020/21 and summer term 2021
Presence time Working from remote and lab, depending on needs.
Useful knowledge Wearable EMG / 2-electrode design / miniature form factor
Work distribution 100% circuit design and evaluation
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Literature will be provided in the first meeting and the candidate is encouraged to further research relevant papers for this work.


Thesis report and final presentation.


David Kopyto

  • Job title: Researcher
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    91052 Erlangen
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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg