Joseph Mizrahi

Professor Joseph Mizrahi received his BSc degree in aerospace engineering, the MSc degree in mechanics and the DSc degree in biomechanics, all from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He is a professor of biomedical engineering at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion and is the incumbent of the Pearl Milch Chair of Biomedical Engineering Sciences and Fellow of the AIMBE. For 18 years, he also served as Head of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center in Israel. He held visiting positions with several Universities, including Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Harvard, Cape Town, Hong Kong Polytechnic and Drexel. During 2004-2009 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion. Other academic responsibilities included memberships in the Technion Senate Steering and other committees. He is principal author of some 250 publications, including journal articles, books, book chapters and conference proceedings, and he holds several editorial responsibilities. His major research interests are in rehabilitation engineering and orthopedic biomechatronics.

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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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