An important purpose of the lab is to provide educational resources, and hobby electronics have been an important element in making this possible. Devices that have been developed include surface EMG biofeedback, an accelerometer-based computer interface and voice-controlled switches.
The Ohio University Undergraduate Research Club incorporated a Muscle Sensor v3 surface electromyograph with an Arduino Uno, Processing software interface and Matlab real-time plotting to provide visual biofeedback of swallowing. The accuracy and reliability of the finished product was comparable to much more expensive, medical-grade EMG biofeedback devices. The club won first place in their category at the 2015 OU Student Research Exposition for their research project.