REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT USING EMG AND MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEMS

  • J. Hamill
Keywords: feedback, electromyography, maximum voluntary contraction, kinematics, functional joint center

Abstract

Real-time feedback to participants of a particular parameter has been a viable tool for learning, training and rehabilitation for many years. The type of feedback that was usually given was in the form of kinematics (e.g. accelerometry) or kinetics (e.g. force). The manner in which the feedback has been given has been altered greatly in recent years by the development of equipment and software that enables the researcher to accomplish the feedback tasks much more easily than previously. In this paper, real-time electromyography (EMG) and real-time kinematics will be presented. The most recent equipment for both real-time EMG and kinematics will be presented along with examples from recent research papers that used such techniques.