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1. (WO2019046408) AUTOMATIC SENSOR SELECTION
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1 . A method comprising:

receiving, by a computing device comprising a processor device, a plurality of signals from a corresponding plurality of sensors coupled to a skin of a user, the plurality of sensors comprising at least three sensors;

for each respective pair of sensors of a plurality of pairs of sensors of the plurality of sensors, generating a corresponding sensor pair signature based on differences in signals that are generated by the respective pair of sensors;

comparing each of the sensor pair signatures to a predetermined sensor pair signature to identify a particular pair of sensors; and

subsequently utilizing a signal difference between two signals generated by the particular pair of sensors to generate a command to drive a motor.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the motor comprises an exoskeleton motor coupled to an exoskeleton, and wherein subsequently utilizing the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of sensors to generate the command to drive the motor comprises:

subsequently utilizing the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of sensors to generate the command to drive the exoskeleton motor to move the exoskeleton.

3. The method of claim 1 wherein the motor comprises a prosthetic motor coupled to a prosthetic, and wherein subsequently utilizing the signal difference generated between the two signals generated by the particular pair of sensors to generate the command to drive the motor comprises:

subsequently utilizing the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of sensors to generate the command to drive the prosthetic motor to move the prosthetic.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the plurality of sensors is fixed to an adhesive substrate, and further comprising:

placing the adhesive substrate on the skin of a body part of the user.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the plurality of sensors is fixed to an adhesive substrate and has a dimension of less than about 3 inches by 3 inches.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein generating the sensor pair signature based on the differences in the signals that are generated by the respective pair of sensors further comprises:

for each different pair of sensors of the plurality of sensors, generating the sensor pair signature based on a difference in a voltage signal generated by each sensor of the respective pair of sensors.

7. The method of claim 1 further comprising:

after comparing each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature to identify the particular pair of sensors, disregarding signals generated by each sensor of the plurality of sensors other than the sensors in the particular pair of sensors.

8. The method of claim 1 wherein receiving the plurality of signals from the corresponding plurality of sensors coupled to the skin of the user comprises receiving the plurality of signals from the corresponding plurality of sensors coupled to the skin of the user during a period of time the user is performing a predetermined activity.

9. The method of claim 1 further comprising:

maintaining a plurality of predetermined sensor pair signatures, each predetermined sensor pair signature corresponding to a different body part of a plurality of body parts of a user, and wherein comparing each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature to identify the particular pair of sensors comprises comparing each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature that corresponds to a body part on which the plurality of sensors is attached to identify the particular pair of sensors.

10. A system comprising:

an electromyography (EMG) sensor assembly comprising at least three EMG sensors configured to be coupled to a skin of a user; and

a processor device coupled to the EMG sensor assembly, the processor device configured to:

receive a plurality of signals from the at least three EMG sensors; for each respective pair of EMG sensors of a plurality of pairs of EMG sensors of the at least three EMG sensors, generate a

corresponding sensor pair signature based on differences in signals that are generated by the respective pair of EMG sensors;

compare each of the sensor pair signatures to a predetermined sensor pair signature to identify a particular pair of EMG sensors; and subsequently utilize a signal difference between two signals generated by the particular pair of EMG sensors to generate a command to drive a motor.

1 1 . The system of claim 10 wherein the motor comprises an exoskeleton motor coupled to an exoskeleton, and wherein to subsequently utilize the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of EMG sensors to generate the command to drive the motor, the processor device is further configured to:

subsequently utilize the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of EMG sensors to generate the command to drive the exoskeleton motor to move the exoskeleton.

12. The system of claim 10 wherein the motor comprises a prosthetic motor coupled to a prosthetic, and wherein to subsequently utilize the signal difference generated between the two signals generated by the particular pair of EMG sensors to generate the command to drive the motor, the processor device is further configured to:

subsequently utilize the signal difference between the two signals generated by the particular pair of EMG sensors to generate the command to drive the prosthetic motor to move the prosthetic.

13. The system of claim 10 wherein the at least three EMG sensors are fixed to an adhesive substrate and have a dimension of less than about 3 inches by 3 inches.

14. The system of claim 10 wherein to generate the sensor pair signature based on the differences in the signals that are generated by the respective pair of EMG sensors, the processor device is further configured to:

for each different pair of EMG sensors of the at least three EMG sensors, generate the sensor pair signature based on a difference in a voltage signal generated by each EMG sensor of the respective pair of EMG sensors.

15. The system of claim 10 wherein the processor device is further configured to:

after comparing each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature to identify the particular pair of EMG sensors, disregard signals generated by each sensor of the at least three EMG sensors other than the EMG sensors in the particular pair of EMG sensors.

16. The system of claim 10 wherein to receive the plurality of signals from the at least three EMG sensors coupled to the skin of the user, the processor device is further configured to receive the plurality of signals from the at least three EMG sensors coupled to the skin of the user during a period of time the user is performing a predetermined activity.

17. The system of claim 10 wherein the processor device is further configured to:

maintain a plurality of predetermined sensor pair signatures, each predetermined sensor pair signature corresponding to a different body part of a plurality of body parts of a user, and wherein to compare each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature to identify the particular pair of EMG sensors, the processor device is further configured to compare each of the sensor pair signatures to the predetermined sensor pair signature that corresponds to a body part on which the at least three EMG sensors are attached to identify the particular pair of EMG sensors.

18. A method comprising:

receiving a plurality of signals from a corresponding plurality of sensors coupled to a skin of a user;

based on the plurality of signals and a predetermined signal signature, selecting at least one sensor; and

subsequently utilizing a signal generated by the at least one sensor to generate a command to drive a motor.