The Myo Unit is a product developed by BionIT Labs to allow a quick visualization of the patients’ EMG signals and it is compatible with all the main EMG electrodes currently available on the market.
The Myo Unit package includes a quality control document, the device’s Quick Start Guide, a card with the QR code to download our MyoLogic Pro App (where you can also find the digital version of the device’s Manual and all the relevant documentation), a warranty card, the Myo Unit, two electrode holders and two elastic bands for the electrode holders.
A printed version of the manual can be found in the package, too.
Myo Unit main features
On the front side the device has a screen that allows the visualization of the EMG signals and two buttons: the first one to turn on or off the device and the second one for the settings.
On its back there are two connectors for the EMG electrodes and the USB type-C charge port.
The Myo Unit is equipped with a battery that guarantees 6 hours of continuous operation.
Connecting the EMG electrodes and turning the device on/off
To use the Myo Unit you have to connect the EMG electrodes to the back of the device.
Then, with a long push on the power on button you can turn on the Myo Unit.
Now you can read the patient’s EMG signals.
If you want to increase the contrast, a short click on the setting button will do it.
If you turn the Myo Unit to the side you can switch from bar plot to time plot visualization.
To turn off the device, again, a long click on the power off button is needed.
To recharge the Myo Unit you have to connect the charge plug to the back of the device.
While charging, the device cannot be used for safety reasons.
Connecting the Myo Unit to MyoLogic Pro
You can also connect the Myo Unit to MyoLogic Pro, an optional app released by BionIT Labs.
To add the Myo Unit to your devices database on the app, scan the QR code you can find inside the Package.
To do so, click on “Add device” in your device database of the Myo Logic Pro app.
Then, check the device section on the app and then connect to the available Myo Unit.
From the info screen, you can update the device’s firmware by clicking on the firmware update button.
Now you can both check the EMG signals also on the app screen and you can perform the calibration procedure.
So, start by resting, then contract the wrist flexors (close the hand), and finally contract the wrist extensors (open the hand).
At this point you can save the calibration and you can already check the device functioning.
You can also see a virtual model of the hand so that the patient can train without even having the socket ready.
Electrode holders and elastic bands
To use the electrodes holder consider that the front side has to go towards the patient’s arm.
Then take a band and pass it through the electrode holder.
Put the electrode inside the holder with the metal plates facing the skin of patient’s arm, and then wrap the band and secure it with velcro around the arm.
You can now check the patient’s EMG signals and you can easily move the holder to find the best position for the electrode on the patient’s arm.
At the same time, you can also set the electrode’s gain via the trimmer on its back without the need to unwrap the band.
By long clicking on the settings button you can also make the patient play Snake using their own muscle signals, thus training him in the use of our device. In future versions of the Myo Unit firmware, new games will be available.
The product is a CE marked medical device/accessory (Class I, EU MDR 2017/745).
The following content is intended exclusively for the Operator/Clinician and does NOT replace the User Manual, where all warnings and tips for safe and compliant use of the product are provided. The user manual is provided together with the product.