The MyoWare® 2.0 Reference Cable is meant as an extension for the MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor's reference pin. You will just need to insert the pin into its housing and place a biomedical sensor pad into the electrode snap. When ready, stick the reference cable's snap pin to a separate section of the body such as a bony portion of the elbow or a nonadjacent muscle near a targeted muscle where the MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor's built-in reference pin is unable to reach.
Note: The reference electrode socket remains active even with the cable inserted. Disable the socket by cutting the jumper trace on the top side of the sensor. Re-enable the socket by shorting the jumper pads with solder. Additionally, the Reference Cable does not include the MyoWare 2.0 Muscle Sensor, Power Shield, and EMG pads. These will need to be purchased separately.
The MyoWare® 2.0 ecosystem consists of shields that easily interface with the MyoWare® 2.0 Muscle Sensor, which is a low-cost, Arduino-compatible, all-in-one electromyography (EMG) sensor from Advancer Technologies. The innovative connector system allows users to easily snap shields together with a compact low profile and connect to a microcontroller's analog input to measure raw, filtered, and rectified electrical activity of a target muscle. This eliminates the need to solder connections between boards.
This product is a collaboration with Brian Kaminski from Advancer Technologies. A portion of each sales goes back to them for product support and continued development.