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EMG v/s ECG electrodes

  1. Jan 18, 2014 #1
    I need to use EMG electrodes for an upper-limb EMG interfacing project. I have been unable to obtain EMG electrodes. Can ECG electrodes be used instead? If yes, what are the repercussions?
    Thanks :D
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  3. Jan 18, 2014 #2


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    Yes. Electrodes for sensing skin potential that results from deeper electrical activity can be the same. It is only when you are applying a stimulation that you will need to consider the electrical and chemical details of the contact.
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