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Advances in Applied Electromyography

Edited by Joseph Mizrahi

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The electrical activity of the muscles, as measured by means of electromyography (EMG), is a major expression of muscle contraction. This book aims at providing an updated overview of the recent developments in electromyography from diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research. It consists of ten chapters arranged in four sections. The first section deals with EMG signals from skeletal muscles and their significance in assessing biomechanical and physiologic function and in applications in neuro-musculo-skeletal rehabilitation. The second section addresses methodologies for the treatment of the signal itself: noise removal and pattern recognition for the activation of artificial limbs. The third section deals with utilizing the EMG signals for inferring on the mechanical action of the muscle, such as force, e.g., pinching force in humans or sucking pressure in the cibarial pump during feeding of the hematophagous hemiptera insect. The fourth and last section deals with the clinical role of electromyograms in studying the pelvic floor muscle function.

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Advances in Applied ElectromyographyEdited by Joseph Mizrahi

Published: August 29th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/883

ISBN: 978-953-307-382-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6462-3

Copyright year: 2011

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32450 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

50 Web of Science Citations

72 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Electromyograms in Resolving Musculoskeletal Interactions in Able-Bodied and Disabled Human Individuals

By J. Mizrahi


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2. Electromyography Assessment of Muscle Recruitment Strategies During High-Intensity Exercise

By François Billaut


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3. Classification of Upper Limb Motions from Around-Shoulder Muscle Activities

By Hirokazu Soma, Yuse Horiuchi, Jose Gonzalez and Wenwei Yu


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4. Walking and Jogging: Quantification of Muscle Activity of the Lower Extremities

By Begoña Gavilanes-Miranda, Juan J. Goiriena De Gandarias and Gonzalo A. Garcia


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5. EMG Signal Noise Removal Using Neural Netwoks

By Vijay R. Mankar


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6. Electromyography Pattern-Recognition-Based Control of Powered Multifunctional Upper-Limb Prostheses

By Guanglin Li


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7. Pinching Effort Evaluation Based on Tendon Force Estimation

By Atsutoshi Ikeda, Yuichi Kurita and Tsukasa Ogasawara


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8. Electromyogram of the Cibarial Pump and the Feeding Process in Hematophagous Hemiptera

By Ricardo N Araujo, Nelder F Gontijo, Alessandra A Guarneri, Alberto F Gontijo, Adriana C Soares and Marcos H Pereira


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9. Anal Sphincter Electromyogram for Dysfunction of Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor

By Chuangyu Qu, Dangfeng Xu, Cunzhou Wang, Jie Chen, Lei Yin and Xingang Cui


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10. Electromyography of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Rats

By Yolanda Cruz Gómez, Hai-Hong Jiang, Paul Zaszczurynski, Raúl Juárez, César Pastelin and Margot S. Damaser


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