Electromyography: Physiology, Engineering, and Non-Invasive Applications

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Roberto Merletti, Philip A. Parker
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 26, 2004 - Medical - 494 pages
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A complete overview of electromyography with contributions from pacesetters in the field

In recent years, insights from the field of engineering have illuminated the vast potential of electromyography (EMG) in biomedical technology. Featuring contributions from key innovators working in the field today, Electromyography reveals the broad applications of EMG data in areas as diverse as neurology, ergonomics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, movement analysis, biofeedback, and myoelectric control of prosthesis.

Bridging the gap between engineering and physiology, this pioneering volume explains the essential concepts needed to detect, understand, process, and interpret EMG signals using non-invasive electrodes. Electromyography shows how engineering tools such as models and signal processing methods can greatly augment the insight provided by surface EMG signals.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic physiology and biophysics of EMG generation
  • Needle and surface electrode detection techniques
  • Signal conditioning and processing issues
  • Single- and multi-channel techniques for information extraction
  • Development and application of physical models
  • Advanced signal processing techniques
With its fresh engineering perspective, Electromyography offers physiologists, medical professionals, and students in biomedical engineering a new window into the far-reaching possibilities of this dynamic technology.
 

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Contents

NEEDLE AND wiRE DETECTION TECHNIQUES
27
DECOMPOSITION OF INTRAMUSCULAR EMG SIGNALS
47
BIOPHYSICS OF THE GENERATION OF EMG SIGNALS
81
DETECTION AND conDITIONING of THE SURFACE EMG signal
107
SINGLECHANNELTECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION ExtRACTION
133
MULTICHANNEL TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION
169
EMG MoDELING AND SIMULATION
205
MYOELECTRIC MANIFESTATIONS OF MUSCLE FATIGUE
233
SURFACE EMG APPLICATIONS IN NEUROLOGY
323
APPLICATIONS IN ERGONOMICS
343
APPLICATIONS IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
365
APPLICATIONS IN MOVEMENT AND GAIT ANALYSIS
381
APPLICATIONS IN REHABILITATION MEDICINE
403
BIOFEEDBACK APPLICATIONS
435
CONTROL OF POWERED UPPER LIMB PROsTHESEs
453
Index
477

ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES
259
SURFACE MECHANOMYOGRAM
305

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About the author (2004)

Roberto Merletti, PhD, is Director of the Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and coordinator of neuromuscular research projects for the European Community and European Space Agency. He is author or coauthor of two books and more than fifty journal articles and received his doctoral degree from The Ohio State University.

Philip A. Parker, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where he received his doctoral degree. He has authored or coauthored three book chapters and more than fifty journal articles.

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