LOWER BODY KINEMATICS AND MUSCLE ACTIVITY DURING EXERCICES IN 3D MOTORIZED ROTATING PLATFORM. IN-VIVO STUDY AND MODEL

  • Alexis Nez
  • Jennyfer Lecompte
  • Patricia Thoreux
  • Alain Frey
  • Olivier Rouillon
  • Philippe Rouch
Keywords: Motorized rotating platform, musculoskeletal model, rehabilitation

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to characterize muscle solicitations implied by the movement of a motorized rotating platform (MRP). Subjects performed five classical exercises on a MRP as part of lower limbs rehabilitation programs. EMG signals were recorded to quantify level and duration of activation of seven lower limbs muscles. Subject-specific musculoskeletal models were built and animated from kinematic recordings to estimate muscle lengths evolution. Results show that unipodal stance exercise was more demanding compared to bipodal ones. The characterization of solicitations imposed by MRP exercises could be useful for physiotherapists in order to help them to better select and configure exercises regarding to subject specificities, pathology and rehabilitation evolution.
Published
2016-05-05