A STUDY OF MUSCLE FATIGUE FOR PROLONGED STANDING USING SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAM: A CASE STUDY

  • S.J. Janice Tan
  • Davy Lim
  • Wei Xie
  • Kin Liao
Keywords: Muscle fatigue, Electromyogram, prolonged standing

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to use surface Electromyogram (sEMG) for the investigation of muscle activities in the lower limbs of human subjects during prolonged standing. It has been suggested that prolonged standing leads to muscle fatigue. This is a single-subject investigation that involves a healthy female subject, performing 8 similar quiet standing trials for one hour on separate days. sEMG methods were used to record myoelectric activity from the Tibialis Anterior (TA), Peroneus Longus (PE) and Gastrocnemius muscles (GA). In the preliminary analysis, a progressive decrease in the median frequency curve has been observed in all muscle groups investigated and the trend was statistically significant (p < 0.05). The results of this study confirmed that muscle fatigue sets in during prolonged standing.