Feasibility Assessment of Muscle Force Estimation Using the Myo Armband During Arm Curl Training

Data: 01.01.2022

Biosystems and Biorobotics


Abstract

As the life expectancy is increasing, the preservation of the autonomy and quality of life of the elderly is becoming a critical socio-economic issue. To prevent conditions such as the frailty, new devices that help the elderly to exercise safely are being investigated (e.g. robotic-based systems). Within such a framework, this work explores the use of inexpensive and easy to use electromyographs (i.e. Myo armband) for the rough estimation of muscle forces from training sessions captures of the arm curl with various loads, such that this information can be used later for the monitoring of the subject physical condition. To assess the quality of the estimations based on the Myo armband, we compared them to those obtained from a professional electromyograph. Preliminary results suggest that the obtained estimations are reasonable for the intended use.

BIB_text

@Article {
title = {Feasibility Assessment of Muscle Force Estimation Using the Myo Armband During Arm Curl Training},
journal = {Biosystems and Biorobotics},
pages = {785-789},
volume = {28},
keywds = {
Biomechanics, EMG, signal processing
}
abstract = {

As the life expectancy is increasing, the preservation of the autonomy and quality of life of the elderly is becoming a critical socio-economic issue. To prevent conditions such as the frailty, new devices that help the elderly to exercise safely are being investigated (e.g. robotic-based systems). Within such a framework, this work explores the use of inexpensive and easy to use electromyographs (i.e. Myo armband) for the rough estimation of muscle forces from training sessions captures of the arm curl with various loads, such that this information can be used later for the monitoring of the subject physical condition. To assess the quality of the estimations based on the Myo armband, we compared them to those obtained from a professional electromyograph. Preliminary results suggest that the obtained estimations are reasonable for the intended use.


}
doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-70316-5_125},
date = {2022-01-01},
}
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