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Electromyography (EMG)

Measure muscle movements

Gain insights into muscle activation with EMG

Investigate how muscles correspond with emotions

Electromyography (EMG) records the movement of our muscles through bursts of electrical activity generated by muscle contractions.

Use EMG to not only better understand muscular movements and activity, but also to investigate their association with certain emotions and behavioral outcomes, including through sensitive measurements of facial muscles with facial electromyography (fEMG).

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The iMotions EMG module

Main features

The iMotions EMG Module integrates multiple EMG devices from BIOPAC and Shimmer for flexible data collection options. For example, with iMotions you can monitor EMG from several muscle groups around the body at the same time, detect facial muscle movements (fEMG) in VR, or open up even more possibilities by pairing with the iMotions API or other biosensors. The flexible software connects, records, and live visualizes data, and is a complete experimental suite for EMG.

The EMG and ECG modules are offered as part of the same package

Plug & Play EMG sensors integrated with iMotions

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Portability and accessibility for research methods

BusinessCustomer case

The Applied Psychology Department at Force Technology complements traditional survey results with mobile and moment-to-moment data from biosensors to provide objective findings for their clients.


Combine biosensors and uncover underlying emotions and responses

The iMotions software combines EMG naturally with other biosensors like eye tracking and facial expression analysis to efficiently unpack human emotions and physiological responses. Click on an icon to learn more about the biosensor module.

We support you all the way

How to get started

When you become an iMotions customer, what’s included is your very own dedicated consultant who will be your main point of contact for continuous support and consultation as long as you choose to stay with us. Included in your iMotions license is also full access to our Help Center and Support team for any day-to-day requirements.

Our team of Ph.D. experts and consultants will make sure your onboarding is successful and you’ll benefit from being able to speak to someone who knows your business, the challenges you face, and your long term objectives.

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