MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 157, 2018Machine Modelling and Simulations 2017 (MMS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Experimental mechanics, identification and validation|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
Development of methods for performing the maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) test
Poznań University of Technology, Chair of Basics of Machine Design, 3 Piotrowo St., 60-965 Poznań, Poland
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The aim of the study is to determine the most effective isometric exercises required in order to perform MVC (Maximum Voluntary Contraction) tests under given static muscle contraction conditions. To this end, a group of four muscles was defined and on this basis, a series of exercises was selected. During electromyography studies, the electrical activity of the muscles was recorded. The article presents the results obtained for all exercises in the whole group of subjects. The data obtained provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the method of loading the analysed muscles during MVC tests. This is necessary in order to perform a normalization of raw (unprocessed) EMG signal, thus enabling comparison of results between individual subjects. Analyses concerning this kind of diagnosis of the electrical activity of muscles are widely applied in research related to rehabilitation and medicine, sports science, but also ergonomics.
Key words: surface electromyography (EMG) / maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) test / normalization
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