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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632055/muscle-activity-in-sprinting-a-review
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Róisín M Howard, Richard Conway, Andrew J Harrison
The use of electromyography (EMG) is widely recognised as a valuable tool for enhancing the understanding of performance drivers and potential injury risk in sprinting. The timings of muscle activations relative to running gait cycle phases and the technology used to obtain muscle activation data during sprinting are of particular interest to scientists and coaches. This review examined the main muscles being analysed by surface EMG (sEMG), their activations and timing, and the technologies used to gather sEMG during sprinting...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609182/infrared-thermography-reveals-effect-of-working-posture-on-skin-temperature-in-office-workers
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Roope Lasanen, Markus K H Malo, Olavi Airaksinen, Jari Karhu, Juha Töyräs, Petro Julkunen
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal symptoms related to using traditional computer workstations are common. To improve ergonomics of workstations quantitative methods for measuring muscle stress and strain are needed. We hypothesize that infrared thermography (IRT) is suited for this purpose. METHODS: This hypothesis was evaluated by estimating muscle activity in upright and traditional working postures with IRT and surface electromyography (sEMG). IRT and sEMG measurements were conducted in 14 female participants with both working postures...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594464/do-changes-in-neuromuscular-activation-contribute-to-the-knee-extensor-angle-torque-relationship
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Marcel B Lanza, Thomas G Balshaw, Jonathan P Folland
The influence of joint angle on knee extensor neuromuscular activation is unclear due in part due to the diversity of surface electromyography (sEMG) and/or interpolated twitch technique (ITT) methods employed. The aim of the study was to compare neuromuscular activation, using rigorous contemporary sEMG and ITT procedures, during isometric maximal voluntary contractions (iMVC) of the quadriceps femoris (Q) at different knee-joint angles and examine if activation contributes to the angle-torque relationship...
June 8, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582456/detailed-spatial-characterization-of-superficial-hip-muscle-activation-during-walking-a-multi-electrode-surface-emg-investigation-of-the-gluteal-region-in-healthy-older-adults
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Christoph Anders, Steffen Patenge, Klaus Sander, Frank Layher, Uta Biedermann, Raimund W Kinne
PURPOSE: A multi-electrode array was used to generate spatially resolved Surface electromyography (SEMG) data of the hip muscles in healthy older adults. The cohort was meant to serve as an age-matched, normal control population for future surgical and rehabilitative studies in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, in view of the large, continuously increasing number of hip joint replacements. METHODS: Bilateral hip muscle SEMG activity, including tensor fasciae latae (TFL), gluteus medius (Gmed), and gluteus maximus (Gmax), was measured during locomotion on a walkway at self-selected slow, normal, and fast walking speeds (age-matched cohort of 29 females and 25 males)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574860/crouch-gait-can-be-an-effective-form-of-forced-use-no-constraint-exercise-for-the-paretic-lower-limb-in-stroke
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Luigi Tesio, Viviana Rota, Chiara Malloggi, Luigia Brugliera, Luigi Catino
In hemiplegic gait the paretic lower limb provides less muscle power and shows a briefer stance compared with the unaffected limb. Yet, a longer stance and a higher power can be obtained from the paretic lower limb if gait speed is increased. This supports the existence of a 'learned non-use' phenomenon, similar to that underlying some asymmetric impairments of the motion of the eyes and of the upper limbs. Crouch gait (CG) (bent-hip bent-knee, about 30° minimum knee flexion) might be an effective form of 'forced-use' treatment of the paretic lower limb...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559851/estimating-neural-control-from-concentric-vs-eccentric-surface-electromyographic-representations-during-fatiguing-cyclic-submaximal-back-extension-exercises
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Gerold R Ebenbichler, Lena Unterlerchner, Richard Habenicht, Paolo Bonato, Josef Kollmitzer, Patrick Mair, Sara Riegler, Thomas Kienbacher
Purpose: To investigate the differences in neural control of back muscles activated during the eccentric vs. the concentric portions of a cyclic, submaximal, fatiguing trunk extension exercise via the analysis of amplitude and time-frequency parameters derived from surface electromyographic (SEMG) data. Methods: Using back dynamometers, 87 healthy volunteers performed three maximum voluntary isometric trunk extensions (MVC's), an isometric trunk extension at 80% MVC, and 25 cyclic, dynamic trunk extensions at 50% MVC...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555126/altered-motor-unit-discharge-coherence-in-paretic-muscles-of-stroke-survivors
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Chenyun Dai, Nina L Suresh, Aneesha K Suresh, William Zev Rymer, Xiaogang Hu
After a cerebral stroke, a series of changes at the supraspinal and spinal nervous system can alter the control of muscle activation, leading to persistent motor impairment. However, the relative contribution of these different levels of the nervous system to impaired muscle activation is not well understood. The coherence of motor unit (MU) spike trains is considered to partly reflect activities of higher level control, with different frequency band representing different levels of control. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to quantify the different sources of contribution to altered muscle activation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555016/evaluation-of-feature-extraction-and-recognition-for-activity-monitoring-and-fall-detection-based-on-wearable-semg-sensors
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Xugang Xi, Minyan Tang, Seyed M Miran, Zhizeng Luo
As an essential subfield of context awareness, activity awareness, especially daily activity monitoring and fall detection, plays a significant role for elderly or frail people who need assistance in their daily activities. This study investigates the feature extraction and pattern recognition of surface electromyography (sEMG), with the purpose of determining the best features and classifiers of sEMG for daily living activities monitoring and fall detection. This is done by a serial of experiments. In the experiments, four channels of sEMG signal from wireless, wearable sensors located on lower limbs are recorded from three subjects while they perform seven activities of daily living (ADL)...
May 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549441/dynamic-arm-study-quantitative-description-of-upper-extremity-function-and-activity-of-boys-and-men-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Mariska M H P Janssen, Jaap Harlaar, Bart Koopman, Imelda J M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic management of upper extremity (UE) function of boys and men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) requires sensitive and objective assessment. Therefore, we aimed to measure physiologic UE function of healthy subjects and DMD patients in different disease stages, and to evaluate the relation between these physiologic measures and functional UE scales. METHODS: Twenty-three DMD patients and twenty healthy controls (7-23 years) participated in this explorative case-control study...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544170/hamstring-injury-prevention-in-soccer-before-or-after-training
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Ric Lovell, Michael Knox, Matthew Weston, Jason C Siegler, Scott Brennan, Paul W M Marshall
We examined the effects of a 12-week program of Nordic hamstring exercises (NHE), administered before or after football training, upon eccentric hamstring strength, muscle activity, and architectural adaptations. Amateur soccer players were randomized into 3 groups. The control group (CON; n=11) undertook core stability exercises, whereas a periodized NHE program was delivered either before (NHEBEF ; n=10) or after (NHEAFT ; n=14) bi-weekly training sessions. Outcome measures included peak torque and concomitant normalized peak surface electromyography signals (sEMG) of the biceps femoris (BF) and medial hamstring (MH) muscles during knee flexor maximal eccentric contractions, performed at 30°·s(-1) ...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544083/evaluating-abdominal-core-muscle-fatigue-assessment-of-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-prone-bridging-test
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Cedric De Blaiser, Roel De Ridder, Tine Willems, Lieven Danneels, Luc Vanden Bossche, Tanneke Palmans, Philip Roosen
The aims of present study were to research the amplitude and median frequency characteristics of selected abdominal, back and hip muscles of healthy subjects during a prone bridging endurance test, based on surface electromyography (sEMG), (1) to determine if the prone bridging test is a valid field test to measure abdominal muscle fatigue, and (2) to evaluate if the current method of administrating the prone bridging test is reliable. Thirty healthy subjects participated in this experiment. The sEMG activity of seven abdominal, back and hip muscles was bilaterally measured...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522976/trunk-muscle-activity-during-drop-jump-performance-in-adolescent-athletes-with-back-pain
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Steffen Mueller, Josefine Stoll, Juliane Mueller, Michael Cassel, Frank Mayer
In the context of back pain, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of trunk stability, especially in situations requiring compensation of repetitive, intense loading induced during high-performance activities, e.g., jumping or landing. This study aims to evaluate trunk muscle activity during drop jump in adolescent athletes with back pain (BP) compared to athletes without back pain (NBP). Eleven adolescent athletes suffering back pain (BP: m/f: n = 4/7; 15.9 ± 1.3 y; 176 ± 11 cm; 68 ± 11 kg; 12...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513278/infraspinatus-isolation-during-external-rotation-exercise-at-varying-degrees-of-abduction
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Gareth Ryan, Heather Johnston, Janice Moreside
CONTEXT: External rotation (ER) strengthening exercises are a common component of shoulder injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. They are primarily intended to target the infraspinatus muscle, based on its role in glenohumeral stabilization and inferior humeral glide. ER also recruits the posterior deltoid, which can be undesirable due to its role in subacromial space narrowing. OBJECTIVE: To determine the angle of humeral abduction that maximizes the infraspinatus to posterior deltoid activation ratio (INFRA/PD) during ER...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511122/robotic-assessment-of-neuromuscular-characteristics-using-musculoskeletal-models-a-pilot-study
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V R Jayaneththi, J Viloria, L G Wiedemann, C Jarrett, A J McDaid
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive neuromuscular characterization aims to provide greater insight into the effectiveness of existing and emerging rehabilitation therapies by quantifying neuromuscular characteristics relating to force production, muscle viscoelasticity and voluntary neural activation. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to evaluate neuromuscular characteristics, such as muscle fiber stiffness and viscosity, by combining robotic and HD-sEMG measurements with computational musculoskeletal modeling...
July 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504930/extracorporeal-stimulation-of-sacral-nerve-roots-for-observation-of-pelvic-autonomic-nerve-integrity-description-of-a-novel-methodological-setup
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Tomasz Moszkowski, Daniel Kauff, Celine Wegner, Roman Ruff, Karin Somerlik-Fuchs, Thilo Krueger, Piotr Augustyniak, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Werner Kneist
INTRODUCTION: Neurophysiologic monitoring can improve autonomic nerve sparing during critical phases of rectal cancer surgery. OBJECTIVES: To develop a system for extracorporeal stimulation of sacral nerve roots. METHODS: Dedicated software controlled a ten-electrode stimulation array by switching between different electrode configurations and current levels. A built-in impedance and current level measurement assessed the effectiveness of current injection...
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499143/differences-between-clinician-and-self-administered-shoulder-sustained-mobilization-on-scapular-and-shoulder-muscle-activity-during-shoulder-abduction-a-repeated-measures-study-on-asymptomatic-individuals
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Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Gisela Sole, Ramu Venkat, Jonathan Shemmell
BACKGROUND: Sustained glenohumeral postero-lateral glide administered by a clinician is commonly used in the management of patients with shoulder pain. This technique reduced shoulder muscle activity in asymptomatic individuals, but it is unknown whether a self-administered version of the mobilization leads to similar neuromuscular response. This study compared the effect of sustained shoulder mobilizations (performed by a physiotherapist) with self-administered mobilization (with a belt) on activity levels of scapular and glenohumeral shoulder muscles...
May 1, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497771/an-isometric-muscle-force-estimation-framework-based-on-a-high-density-surface-emg-array-and-an-nmf-algorithm
#17
Chengjun Huang, Xiang Chen, Shuai Cao, Bensheng Qiu, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To realize accurate muscle force estimation, a novel framework is proposed in this paper which can extract the input of the prediction model from the appropriate activation area of the skeletal muscle. APPROACH: Surface electromyographic (sEMG) signals from the biceps brachii muscle during isometric elbow flexion were collected with a high-density (HD) electrode grid (128 channels) and the external force at three contraction levels was measured at the wrist synchronously...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497068/effects-of-force-load-muscle-fatigue-and-magnetic-stimulation-on-surface-electromyography-during-side-arm-lateral-raise-task-a-preliminary-study-with-healthy-subjects
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Liu Cao, Ying Wang, Dongmei Hao, Yao Rong, Lin Yang, Song Zhang, Dingchang Zheng
The aim of this study was to quantitatively investigate the effects of force load, muscle fatigue, and extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic stimulation on surface electromyography (SEMG) signal features during side arm lateral raise task. SEMG signals were recorded from 18 healthy subjects on the anterior deltoid using a BIOSEMI ActiveTwo system during side lateral raise task (with the right arm 90 degrees away from the body) with three different loads on the forearm (0 kg, 1 kg, and 3 kg; their order was randomized between subjects)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494371/improving-surface-emg-burst-detection-in-infrahyoid-muscles-during-swallowing-using-digital-filters-and-discrete-wavelet-analysis
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Sebastian Restrepo-Agudelo, Sebastian Roldan-Vasco, Lina Ramirez-Arbelaez, Santiago Cadavid-Arboleda, Estefania Perez-Giraldo, Andres Orozco-Duque
The visual inspection is a widely used method for evaluating the surface electromyographic signal (sEMG) during deglutition, a process highly dependent of the examiners expertise. It is desirable to have a less subjective and automated technique to improve the onset detection in swallowing related muscles, which have a low signal-to-noise ratio. In this work, we acquired sEMG measured in infrahyoid muscles with high baseline noise of ten healthy adults during water swallowing tasks. Two methods were applied to find the combination of cutoff frequencies that achieve the most accurate onset detection: discrete wavelet decomposition based method and fixed steps variations of low and high cutoff frequencies of a digital bandpass filter...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486092/evaluating-the-ergonomic-benefit-of-a-wrist-brace-on-wrist-posture-muscle-activity-rotational-stiffness-and-peak-shovel-ground-impact-force-during-a-simulated-tree-planting-task
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Peter J Sheahan, Joshua G A Cashaback, Steven L Fischer
Background Tree planters are at a high risk for wrist injury due to awkward postures and high wrist loads experienced during each planting cycle, specifically at shovel-ground impact. Wrist joint stiffness provides a measure that integrates postural and loading information. Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate wrist joint stiffness requirements at the instant of shovel-ground impact during tree planting and determine if a wrist brace could alter muscular contributions to wrist joint stiffness...
May 1, 2017: Human Factors
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