Surface Electromyography: Fundamentals, Computational Techniques and Clinical Applications


Denise Mitchell (Editor)

Series: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: MED003040

Surface electromyography (sEMG) represents the electrical activity generated in the muscle fibres in response to the activation provided by the innervation of motor neurons. An sEMG device amplifies, decomposes, and filters the electrical signals that occur during muscle contraction. In this book, Chapter One provides an overview on two decades of sEMG research in swimming and water polo conducted by the Faculty of Sport and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, both from the University of Porto, Portugal. Chapter Two reviews the clinical use of sEMG in the fields of kinesiology and rehabilitation. Chapter Three examines the use of sEMG signals as a natural control interface. Chapter Four explains the use of SEMG to examine changes in muscular activation that are provoked by orthopedic insoles. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Neuromuscular Activation in Swimming and Water Polo
K. de Jesus, K. de Jesus, P. Figueiredo, P. Gonçalves, R. J. Fernandes, and J. P. Vilas-Boas (Human Performance Study Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Amazonas, Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. The Clinical use of sEMG in the Fields of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation: A Review
Makoto Yazawa (Rehabilitation Center, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Saitama, Japan)

Chapter 3. The use of sEMG Signals as a Natural Control Interface
Vinícius H. Cene, Karina O. A. Moura, Gabriela W. Favieiro and Alexandre Balbinot (Graduate Program of Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Laboratory, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil)

Chapter 4. Use of Surface Electromyography (SEMG) in the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Orthopedic Insoles
Oliver Ludwig (Institute of Sport Sciences, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)

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