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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723717/localized-muscle-vibration-reverses-quadriceps-muscle-hypotrophy-and-improves-physical-function-a-clinical-and-electrophysiological-study
#1
Maria Grazia Benedetti, Gennaro Boccia, Lorenzo Cavazzuti, Elena Magnani, Elisabetta Mariani, Alberto Rainoldi, Roberto Casale
Quadriceps weakness has been associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). High-frequency localized muscle vibration (LMV) has been proposed recently for quadriceps strengthening in patients with knee OA. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the clinical effectiveness of high-frequency LMV on quadriceps muscle in patients with knee OA and (b) to disentangle, by means of surface electromyography (sEMG), the underlying mechanism. Thirty patients, aged between 40 and 65 years, and clinically diagnosed with knee OA were included in this randomized, controlled, single-blinded pilot study...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719477/gait-analysis-on-force-treadmill-in-children-comparison-with-results-from-ground-based-force-platforms
#2
Luigi Tesio, Chiara Malloggi, Nicola M Portinaro, Luigi Catino, Nicola Lovecchio, Viviana Rota
Gait analysis (GA) typically includes surface electromyographic (sEMG) recording from several lower limb muscles, optoelectronic measurement of joint rotations, and force recordings from ground-based platforms. From the latter two variables, the muscle power acting on the lower limb joints can be estimated. Recently, gait analysis on a split-belt force treadmill (GAFT) was validated for the study of adult walking. It showed high reliability of spatiotemporal, kinematic, dynamic, and sEMG parameters, matching those obtainable with GA on the basis of ground walking...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717626/muscle-fatigue-in-participants-of-indoor-cycling
#3
Ricardo de Melo Dos Santos, Flavio Costa E Costa, Thais Sepeda Saraiva, Bianca Callegari
BACKGROUND: Indoor Cycling (IC) has been gaining recognition and popularity within recent years and few studies have investigated its benefits for sedentary participants. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in the surface electromyography (sEMG) variables, heart rate (HR), and subjective effort in sedentary participants while they performed an IC session and to compare their results with the trained subjects, to answer the question: Are trained cyclists less susceptible to muscle fatigue, since it is expected that they make less effort? DESIGN: Twenty-six volunteers were split into two groups according to their fitness status and weekly training load...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713231/grip-force-and-3d-push-pull-force-estimation-based-on-semg-and-grnn
#4
Changcheng Wu, Hong Zeng, Aiguo Song, Baoguo Xu
The estimation of the grip force and the 3D push-pull force (push and pull force in the three dimension space) from the electromyogram (EMG) signal is of great importance in the dexterous control of the EMG prosthetic hand. In this paper, an action force estimation method which is based on the eight channels of the surface EMG (sEMG) and the Generalized Regression Neural Network (GRNN) is proposed to meet the requirements of the force control of the intelligent EMG prosthetic hand. Firstly, the experimental platform, the acquisition of the sEMG, the feature extraction of the sEMG and the construction of GRNN are described...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709418/single-leg-squat-performance-in-physically-and-non-physically-active-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Elena Stucovitz, Alice Nardo, Giuseppe Banfi
BACKGROUND: Single-leg squat (SLS) is a functional test visually rated by clinicians for assessing lower limb function as a preventive injury strategy. SLS clinical rating is a qualitative evaluation and it does not count objective outcomes as kinematics data and surface electromyography (sEMG) assessment. Based on the SLS rating, the aims of this study were (i) to determine the clinical rating agreement among six raters and (ii) to assess kinematic and sEMG predictors of good SLS performance in physically and non-physically active individuals...
July 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705170/can-lokomat-therapy-with-children-and-adolescents-be-improved-an-adaptive-clinical-pilot-trial-comparing-guidance-force-path-control-and-freed
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Tabea Aurich-Schuler, Fabienne Grob, Hubertus J A van Hedel, Rob Labruyère
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted gait therapy is increasingly being used in pediatric neurorehabilitation to complement conventional physical therapy. The robotic device applied in this study, the Lokomat (Hocoma AG, Switzerland), uses a position control mode (Guidance Force), where exact positions of the knee and hip joints throughout the gait cycle are stipulated. Such a mode has two disadvantages: Movement variability is restricted, and patients tend to walk passively. Kinematic variability and active participation, however, are crucial for motor learning...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701169/comparison-between-semg-and-force-as-control-interfaces-to-support-planar-arm-movements-in-adults-with-duchenne-a-feasibility-study
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Joan Lobo-Prat, Kostas Nizamis, Mariska M H P Janssen, Arvid Q L Keemink, Peter H Veltink, Bart F J M Koopman, Arno H A Stienen
BACKGROUND: Adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can benefit from devices that actively support their arm function. A critical component of such devices is the control interface as it is responsible for the human-machine interaction. Our previous work indicated that surface electromyography (sEMG) and force-based control with active gravity and joint-stiffness compensation were feasible solutions for the support of elbow movements (one degree of freedom). In this paper, we extend the evaluation of sEMG- and force-based control interfaces to simultaneous and proportional control of planar arm movements (two degrees of freedom)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697795/improved-prosthetic-hand-control-with-concurrent-use-of-myoelectric-and-inertial-measurements
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Agamemnon Krasoulis, Iris Kyranou, Mustapha Suphi Erden, Kianoush Nazarpour, Sethu Vijayakumar
BACKGROUND: Myoelectric pattern recognition systems can decode movement intention to drive upper-limb prostheses. Despite recent advances in academic research, the commercial adoption of such systems remains low. This limitation is mainly due to the lack of classification robustness and a simultaneous requirement for a large number of electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. We propose to address these two issues by using a multi-modal approach which combines surface electromyography (sEMG) with inertial measurements (IMs) and an appropriate training data collection paradigm...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697399/patellar-bracing-affects-semg-activity-of-leg-and-thigh-muscles-during-stance-phase-in-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome
#9
Fatemeh Salarie Sker, Mehrdad Anbarian, Amir H Yazdani, Pouria Hesari, Arash Babaei-Ghazani
BACKGROUND: Decreases in patellofemoral pain symptoms with bracing treatment have been established; but, the mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate and long-term effects of the patellar bracing on electromyography (EMG) activity of the Vastus Medialis (VM) and Lateralis (VL), Rectus Femoris, lateral Gastrocnemius, Biceps Femoris and Semitendinosus (ST) muscles during level walking. METHODS: 12 eligible women aged 20-30 years with diagnosis of patellofemoral pain participated in the before and after study...
June 29, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692980/a-control-scheme-to-minimize-muscle-energy-for-power-assistant-robotic-systems-under-unknown-external-perturbation
#10
Jaemin Lee, Minkyu Kim, Keehoon Kim
This paper proposes a novel control method to minimize muscle energy for power-assistant robotic systems that support the intended motions of a user under unknown external perturbations, using surface electromyogram (sEMG) signals. Conventional control methods based on force/torque (F/T) sensors have limitations to detect human intentions and could, presumably, misunderstand or distort such intentions because of external perturbations of the interaction forces, such as those found in activities of daily living (ADL)...
July 5, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688293/a-new-parameter-for-quantifying-the-variability-of-surface-electromyographic-signals-during-gait-the-occurrence-frequency
#11
Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti
Natural variability of myoelectric activity during walking was recently analyzed considering hundreds of strides. This allowed assessing a parameter seldom considered in classic surface EMG (sEMG) studies: the occurrence frequency, defined as the frequency each muscle activation occurs with, quantified by the number of strides when a muscle is recruited with that specific activation modality. Aim of present study was to propose the occurrence frequency as a new parameter for assessing sEMG-signal variability during walking...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653780/gait-training-for-chronic-ankle-instability-improves-neuromechanics-during-walking
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Mark A Feger, Joseph M Hart, Susan Saliba, Mark F Abel, Jay Hertel
A novel gait-training device has been shown to improve gait patterns while patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI) are using the device and our current objective was to analyze the effect of structured gait training with the device on plantar pressure and surface electromyography (sEMG) following repeated gait training sessions. Sixteen CAI patients participated. Plantar pressure and sEMG were collected simultaneously during walking pre- and post-gait training. Plantar pressure (pressure time integral, peak pressure, time to peak pressure, contact area, contact time and center of pressure trajectory) of the entire foot and 9 specific regions of the foot were recorded concurrently with sEMG root mean square amplitudes from the anterior tibialis, peroneus longus, medial gastrocnemius, and gluteus medius...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644567/reliability-of-surface-emg-measurements-from-the-suprahyoid-muscle-complex
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Mohit Kothari, Peter William Stubbs, Asger Roer Pedersen, Jim Jensen, Jørgen Feldbaek Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Assessment of swallowing musculature using motor evoked potentials (MEPs) can be used to evaluate neural pathways. However, recording of the swallowing musculature is often invasive, uncomfortable and unrealistic in normal clinical practise. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possibility of using the suprahyoid muscle complex (SMC) using surface electromyography (sEMG) to assess changes to neural pathways by determining the reliability of measurements in healthy participants over days...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644247/surface-electromyographic-activity-of-the-upper-trapezius-before-and-after-a-single-dry-needling-session-in-female-office-workers-with-trapezius-myalgia
#14
Kayleigh De Meulemeester, Patrick Calders, Vincent Dewitte, Tom Barbe, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie
OBJECTIVE: Myofascial pain can be accompanied by a disturbed surface electromyographic (sEMG) activity. Nevertheless, the effect of myofascial treatment techniques, such as dry needling (DN), on the sEMG activity is poorly investigated. Several DN studies also emphasize the importance of eliciting local twitch responses (LTRs) during treatment. However, studies investigating the added value of LTRs are scarce. Therefore, the aims of this study were first to evaluate the effect of DN on the sEMG activity of myalgic muscle tissue, compared with no intervention (rest), and secondly to identify whether this effect is dependent of eliciting LTRs during DN...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632055/muscle-activity-in-sprinting-a-review
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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