myoelectric

adjective

myo·​elec·​tric ˌmī-ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce myoelectric (audio)
variants or less commonly myoelectrical
: of, relating to, or utilizing electricity generated by muscle

Examples of myoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, myoelectric (bionic) limbs rely on sensors that lie flesh with your muscles to move. Chloé Valentine Toscano, Allure, 30 Nov. 2023 Yoshida became interested in manufacturing at an early age, learning how to weld at his grandfather's ironworks and then going on to found a company that produces myoelectric prosthetic hands. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2023 And while most myoelectric prostheses run based on a series of surface electrodes placed on the skin of the user’s residual limb, these electrodes can slide around, causing the prosthesis to become unreliable. WIRED, 1 Aug. 2023 The company agreed to fund a working group to develop a myoelectric prosthetic arm. IEEE Spectrum, 30 July 2023 In my lifetime, myoelectric hands have evolved from hideous claw contraptions to hands that are anatomically similar to that of the human hand. Jessica Smith, Time, 7 July 2023 The most common control mechanism records the electrical activity in the arm muscles – a technique known as myoelectric sensing—and then uses this to actuate the prosthetic. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2022 For myoelectric users, the device was used for grasping just 40 percent of the time. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Aug. 2022 Many prosthetics work using myoelectric devices, where the limb, such as this bionic hand , moves in response to muscle contractions. Ashley P. Taylor, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2012 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myoelectric was circa 1919

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“Myoelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoelectric. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

myoelectric

adjective
myo·​elec·​tric ˌmī-ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce myoelectric (audio)
variants also myoelectrical
: of, relating to, or utilizing electricity generated by muscle
myoelectrically adverb
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