Essentials of Electromyography

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Overview

Overview

This book provides the perfect starting point for those who plan to use EMG because it aids in the comprehension of issues such as handling noise contamination to the area, slope and variability of the EMG signal. The text is also a solid reference for practitioners who use EMG, including exercise scientists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and motor development specialists.

The book contains six detailed chapters discussing the anatomy and physiology of muscle, bioelectricity, EMG tools, signal processing, force-fatigue relations, and gait. Through this book, readers will learn both fundamental and advanced concepts regarding the principles of using EMG, including the use and abuse of electrical recordings of muscle potentials; discover the physiological basis of EMG signals, which is explained at an introductory level; and explore relevant topics such as electrode configuration, advanced signal processing theory and locations for extracting EMG information.

The text provides a solid review of the relationship between human anatomy and EMG as well as how EMG is applied to clinical areas. It showcases over 160 figures and many qualitative explanations to communicate the principles of EMG, the biophysical basis of EMG and the appropriate applications of EMG. It also contains appendices for readers with a deeper understanding of EMG and stronger backgrounds in maths; those readers will have the opportunity to work through more detailed EMG calculations. The book is heavily referenced and illustrated with diagrams showing electrical circuits and the progression of electrical impulses.

Through this book, readers will learn how to apply EMG for biofeedback, back pain, sport activities and other uses. The text pulls together information scattered in books and articles among the numerous disciplines that use EMG as a tool. With its clear presentation of the concepts and applications of EMG, Essentials of Electromyography will prove to be a valuable text for practitioners and students alike.

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Featured at various sport medicine events throughout the UK and Europe including BASRAT Clinical Symposia Symposium on Posture and Pain.

Mailing to physiotherapists and other sport medicine and rehabilitation professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736067126
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Kamen, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has 30 years of experience in the field of kinesiology, including research in basic electromyography, neuromuscular physiology, motor control, exercise neuroscience, motor unit physiology, and numerous electromyographic applications. Through research studies, he has demonstrated the importance of motor unit firing rate for maximal force production in older adults, thus proving the importance of neural activation for muscular strength.

Kamen has published over 75 articles in the field of electromyography, motor unit recording techniques, motor control, and other concepts related to this book. He also published one of the first texts in exercise science. He is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as a member of several organizations, including the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, and the International Society of Biomechanics.

David A. Gabriel, PhD, is a professor in the department of physical education and kinesiology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has 20 years of experience conducting research related to kinesiology, rehabilitation, and clinical neurophysiology. This includes surface and indwelling electromyographic techniques as well as computer modeling and simulation of the EMG signal. From this research he has been able to solve difficult problems in EMG data collection, reduction, analysis, and interpretation.

Gabriel published a series of papers on a novel signal processing method for documenting subtle changes in the surface EMG signal and how those changes can be related to motor unit firing patterns. He is also widely published in other areas, including reliability of the surface EMG signal for both kinesiological and clinical studies and modeling and simulation of the surface of the EMG signal.

Gabriel is associate editor for the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, an editorial board member for the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, vice president and president-elect of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Bioelectric Signals

Chapter 2 Bioelectricity

Chapter 3 EMG Instrumentation

Chapter 4 EMG Signal Processing

Chapter 5 EMG-Force and EMG-Fatigue Relationships

Chapter 6 Other EMG Applications

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