Choice of Mechanomyography Sensors for Diverse Types of Muscle Activities

Authors

  • I. Talib School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Pauh Putra, 02600 Pauh, Perlis. Malaysia.
  • K. Sundaraj Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • C. K. Lam School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Pauh Putra, 02600 Pauh, Perlis. Malaysia.

Keywords:

Activity, Sensors, Mechanomyography, Muscle Skeletal Muscles,

Abstract

Skeletal muscles contribute to the movement produced in the human body. They are therefore of vital importance for the study of muscles in various applications of movement including exercise, sports, prosthesis, rehabilitation, etc. The movement produced by skeletal muscles can be analyzed through various techniques like mechanomyography (MMG) and electromyography (EMG). MMG is a novel technique to assess skeletal muscle function through the oscillations produced during muscle contractions. MMG advocates well for its reliability, performance, and ease in application to other presently used techniques. MMG employs several types of sensors to observe vibrations in skeletal muscles. These sensors vary widely from application to type of movement and muscle. This review provides a comprehensive chunk of information on MMG sensor selection according to its placement, muscle function and condition, and limb movement and application. Recommendations for the choice of MMG sensor are given through extensive literature search over here.

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Published

2018-05-29

How to Cite

Talib, I., Sundaraj, K., & Lam, C. K. (2018). Choice of Mechanomyography Sensors for Diverse Types of Muscle Activities. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 10(1-13), 79–82. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/4125

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