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Joseph Mizrahi

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Professor Emeritus, a faculty member of the Technion BME Department, served as Head of the BME Department, held positions with the Universities of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harvard, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Drexel and NCKU University in Taiwan, he has headed for 18 years the Biomechanics Laboratory at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center in Ra'anana, Israel.


Andrew Smith

Samuel Merritt University


Muscle Fatigue Time Domain Biofeedback Control Signal Analysis Signal Classification Muscle Force Maximum Voluntary Contraction Incontinence Pelvic Muscle Facial EMG Face Recognition

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Electromyography (EMG) deals with the detection of the electrical signals produced by activated muscles. EMG detection can be achieved either by surface electrodes or by intramuscular (fine-wire) electrodes. It is a valuable technique in numerous clinical and biomedical applications. Electromyography requires, however, developed methods of detection, processing, and classification for the analysis of the EMG signal. Clinically, it is used for the diagnosis of neurological and neuromuscular problems, for assessing muscular deficiencies and muscular pain, disorders in the motor control system as well as for biofeedback and as an input signal for the activation of prosthetic and robotic devices. Some specific applications include muscle force estimation, monitoring of muscle fatigue, use in the rehabilitation and occupational settings, monitoring of pelvic muscles and use in EMG-based Biometrics and facial EMG. Electromyography research is widespread in research laboratories involved in neuromuscular and electrophysiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, movement disorders, motor control, postural control, and physical therapy.

This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of electromyography, from the muscle physiological and electrophysiological points of view, and of its clinical and biomedical applications.

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Joseph Mizrahi

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Professor Emeritus J. Mizrahi is a faculty member of the Technion BME Department. He received his BSc in Aerospace Engineering; MSc in Mechanics; and PhD in Biomedical Engineering, all from the Technion. He was Chair-Professor and served as Head of the BME Department for 5 years. He has also held positions with the Universities of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harvard, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Drexel and NCKU University in Taiwan. He has headed for 18 years the Biomechanics Laboratory at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center in Ra'anana, Israel. His research interests, in Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Neuro-Engineering, include: musculo-skeletal mechanics; muscle/bone interactions; muscle fatigue; Functional Electrical Stimulation of excitable tissues; tissue engineering, musculo-skeletal redundancies and mechanical indeterminacies. He has authored some 250 publications, including journal papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and 3 books.

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