APPLICATION OF AN ARMA-MODEL AS A METHOD OF TIME-VARIANT SPECTRAL ANALYSIS TO SURFACE EMG-SIGNALS IN SWIM BENCH EXERCISES

  • Kerstin Witte
  • Mario Heller
  • Jürgen Edelmann-Nusser
  • Astrid Zech
Keywords: surface EMG, swimming, frequency analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study is the determination of spectral parameters of surface EMG signals during a swim specific exercise by means of an ARMA model. This method is suitable for nonstationary signals such as EMG, MEG and EMG. Nine female top elite swimmers participated in this research. During a two minute swim bench exercise the momentary median frequency decreases. Changes of the EMG power for the diHerent wave bands could be found. By means of this analysis information aboul fatigue and changes in the intramuscular coordination are possible.
Published
2008-03-25