Electromyography or EMG is an interface method in which the electrical activation of muscles throughout a section of the body via the nerve endings, is actively monitored. A sensor called an electromyograph records the electrical potential of the muscles as they move, and converts this information - with the fore knowledge of which muscles they are - into input data for the VR.
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A PDF released by Microsoft Research, entitled ?Demonstrating the Feasibility of Using Forearm Electromyography for Muscle-Computer Interfaces? details the science behind utilising muscle control as an alternative, viable input system to gesture recognition or spoken commands.
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