Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

EMG Methods for Evaluating Muscle and Nerve Function

This first of two volumes on EMG (Electromyography) covers a wide range of subjects, from Principles and Methods, Signal Processing, Diagnostics, Evoked Potentials, to EMG in combination with other technologies and New Frontiers in Research and Technology. The authors vary in their approach to their subjects, from reviews of the field, to experimental studies with exciting new findings. The authors review the literature related to the use of surface electromyography (SEMG) parameters for measuring muscle function and fatigue to the limitations of different analysis and processing techniques. The final section on new frontiers in research and technology describes new applications where electromyography is employed as a means for humans to control electromechanical systems, water surface electromyography, scanning electromyography, EMG measures in orthodontic appliances, and in the ophthalmological field. These original approaches to the use of EMG measurement provide a bridge to the second volume on clinical applications of EMG.

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EMG Methods for Evaluating Muscle and Nerve FunctionEdited by Mark Schwartz

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1465

ISBN: 978-953-307-793-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6626-9

Copyright year: 2012

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103896 Total Chapter Downloads

57 Crossref Citations

107 Web of Science Citations

134 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Critical Review and Proposed Improvement in the Assessment of Muscle Interactions Using Surface EMG

By James W. Fee, Jr. and Freeman Miller


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2. Location of Electrodes in Surface EMG

By Ken Nishihara and Takuya Isho


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3. The Relationship Between Electromyography and Muscle Force

By Heloyse Uliam Kuriki, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo, Luciana Sanae Ota Takahashi, Emanuelle Moraes Mello, Rúben de Faria Negrão Filho and Neri Alves


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4. Electromyography in Myofascial Syndrome

By Juhani Partanen


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5. Clinical Implications of Muscle-Tendon & -Force Interplay: Surface Electromyography Recordings of m. vastus lateralis in Renal Failure Patients Undergoing Dialysis and of m. gastrocnemius in Individuals with Achilles Tendon Damage

By Adrian P. Harrison, Stig Molsted, Jessica Pingel, Henning Langberg and Else Marie Bartels


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6. Nonlinear Analysis for Evaluation of Age-Related Muscle Performance Using Surface Electromyography

By Hiroki Takada, Yasuyuki Matsuura, Tomoki Shiozawa and Masaru Miyao


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7. The Usefulness of Wavelet Transform to Reduce Noise in the SEMG Signal

By Angkoon Phinyomark, Pornchai Phukpattaranont and Chusak Limsakul


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8. Nonlinear Analysis of Surface Electromyography

By Paul S. Sung


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9. sEMG Techniques to Detect and Predict Localised Muscle Fatigue

By M. R. Al-Mulla, F. Sepulveda and M. Colley


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10. Clinical Application of Silent Period for the Evaluation of Neuro-Muscular Function in the Field of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

By Shinichi Daikuya, Atsuko Ono, Toshiaki Suzuki, Tetsuji Fujiwara and Kyonosuke Yabe


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11. Middle and Long Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials and Their Usage in Fibromyalgia and Schizophrenia

By Hande Turker, Ayhan Bilgici and Huseyin Alpaslan Sahin


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12. Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders by High-Spatial-Resolution-EMG

By Catherine Disselhorst-Klug


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13. EMG vs. Thermography in Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Breda Jesenšek Papež and Miroslav Palfy


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14. Functional Significance of Facilitation Between the Pronator Teres and Extensor Carpi Radialis in Humans: Studies with Electromyography and Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation

By Akira Naito, Hiromi Fujii, Toshiaki Sato, Katsuhiko Suzuki and Haruki Nakano


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15. Visual and Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Neurology

By Ashraf Zaher


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16. Extraction and Analysis of the Single Motor Unit F-Wave of the Median Nerve

By Masafumi Yamada and Kentaro Nagata


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17. EMG and Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room During Spinal Surgery

By Induk Chung and Arthur A. Grigorian


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18. Combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Electromyography and Electroencephalography: Application in Diagnosis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

By Faranak Farzan, Mera S. Barr, Paul B. Fitzgerald and Zafiris J. Daskalakis


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19. Muscle Force Analysis of Human Foot Based on Wearable Sensors and EMG Method

By Enguo Cao, Yoshio Inoue, Tao Liu and Kyoko Shibata


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20. Affective Processing of Loved Familiar Faces: Contributions from Electromyography

By Pedro Guerra, Alicia Sánchez-Adam, Lourdes Anllo-Vento and Jaime Vila


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21. Noninvasive Monitoring of Breathing and Swallowing Interaction

By N. Terzi, D. Orlikowski, H. Prigent, Pierre Denise, H. Normand and F. Lofaso


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22. Man to Machine, Applications in Electromyography

By Michael Wehner


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23. Water Surface Electromyography

By David Pánek, Dagmar Pavlů and Jitka Čemusova


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24. Scanning Electromyography

By Javier Navallas, Javier Rodríguez and Erik Stålberg


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25. EMG PSD Measures in Orthodontic Appliances

By Şükrü Okkesim, Tancan Uysal, Aslı Baysal and Sadık Kara


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26. New Measurement Techniques of Surface Electromyographic Signals in Rest Position for Application in the Ophthalmological Field

By Edoardo Fiorucci, Fabrizio Ciancetta and Annalisa Monaco


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