One day, while scrolling through the internet, I came across a video that stopped me in my tracks. It was about a man with no arms who had undergone surgery to move nerves into his pectoral muscles. This transformation enabled him to control two prosthetic limbs. But there was a catch – he couldn’t take… Read More »The Journey of Open Muscle: Democratizing Assistive Technology
Open-source prosthetic sensors are revolutionizing the field of prosthetics and making it easier for people with disabilities to regain their independence. By utilizing open-source technologies, these sensors are providing a low-cost and accessible solution for people in need of prosthetics. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at open-source prosthetic sensors, how they… Read More »Open-Source Prosthetic Sensors
The boards have finally arrived and the Gerber files are being uploaded to Github. The diagram is currently being developed but here is a sneak peak of it, plus of the 5.3.0 prototype!!!
Check out the latest video where I adapt one of the prototype PCB boards for the new clevis pin design:https://youtu.be/q9u5g_cXG0A
The Open Muscle PCB is finally on its way from the factory in China. It has two sensors per cell along with 6 passthrough digital lines, 2 power buses, SSD1306 hookup, charging hookup, and others. The Hiwonder open-source wifi glove also came in this week. We will be using it to train the model we… Read More »Open Muscle PCB and Hiwonder wifi glove Update
We were testing the least expensive option for smooth pistons and the clevis pin + compression spring combo has, by far, outshun the other piston mechanisms. Versions 1, 2, and 3 are being retro fitted with the new clevis pin piston adjustment at his point in time.
It was difficult to find the ESP32 S2 Mini pinout and even the wemos website does not specify what the pins are save for in the datasheet. According to the images The ESP32 S2 mini pinouts show pins 1-18,21,33-40 being accessible via the board. Link to the datasheet: https://www.wemos.cc/en/latest/s2/s2_mini.html Features of the board: The image… Read More »ESP32 S2 Pinout for the wemos esp32-s2 mini
The news boards for the Open Muscle Simple came in. Design work for the case and band and underway.We are working on a tutorial on the setup so other developers can easily use the new boards. Check back this coming Saturday for more news!
Just got the PCBs in for the second version of the CELL0 and the Compute Module.
The design of Open Muscle has gone through a few changes and the latest iteration has taken a more simplistic form. Currently being developed on the RP2040 chip found in a version of the raspberry pi pico by waveshare, the Open Muscle band is utilizing the four ADCs provided by the main chip. Although one… Read More »Designing the Open Muscle Band