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Electromyography In Ergonomics

1st Edition

Edited by Shrawan Kumar, A. Mital

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9780748401307
pub: 1996-03-20
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pub: 2017-11-13
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Electromyography (EMG) is the study of muscle behaviour via electronic means, and is thus a technique fundamental to ergonomics, physiology and biomechanics. This text describes the principles of EMG and its application domains, focusing on anatomy, biology, muscle characteristics, physics, mechanics, EMG signal, noise/artifacts/errors, equipment/devices/techniques, interpretation and computerised data acquisition, and analysis. The book provides a theoretical base, a strategic framework and user experiences.

Table of Contents

Electromyography in ergonomics; physiological basis and concepts of electromyography; noise and artefacts; EMG interpretation; muscle energetics and electromyography; EMG alterations at sustained contractions with special emphasis on application in ergonomics; electromyography of upper extremity muscles and ergonomic applications; EMG of neck and shoulder muscles - the relationship between muscle activity and muscle pain in occupational settings; surface electromyography assessment of lower back pain; application of EMG in ergonomics - a clinical perspective.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety