Reliability of mechanomyography
and triaxial accelerometry in the assessment of balance.
Mechanomyography (MMG) is a non-invasive technique for determining muscle contractile properties through the detection and analysis of the lateral displacement of a muscle's belly following maximal percutaneous neuromuscular stimulation (PNS)1,2 Although phase-lagged in time, the MMG waveform, depicting the rise and fall of the stimulated muscle's belly, is well correlated to the magnitude of muscle tension developed at least up to 70-80% of a maximal voluntary contraction (MVC).
Mechanical behaviour of condenser micro-phone in mechanomyography.
Mechanomyography, perhaps the current gold standard, is cumbersome, requires a preload and fixation of the arm and is mainly used for research.
It is commercially available, is not subject to the staircase effect and correlates well with mechanomyography (11).
2003) Effect of static stretching of the biceps brachii on torque, electromyography, and mechanomyography
during concentric isokinetic muscle actions.
Bajaj P, Madeleine P, Sjogaard G, Arendt-Nielsen L (2002) Assessment of postexercise muscle soreness by electromyography and mechanomyography.
Faller L, Nogueira Neto GN, Button VLSN, Nohama P (2009) Muscle fatigue assessment by mechanomyography during application of NMES protocol.
Development of muscle fatigue as assessed by electromyography and mechanomyography during continuous and intermittent low-force contractions: Effects of the feedback mode.
Abbreviations: 1-D = one-dimensional, ANOVA = analysis of variance, EMG = electromyography, ICC = intraclass correlation coefficient, MK = myokinemetric, MMG = mechanomyography, MU = motor unit, SD = standard deviation, SMG = sonomyography, rms = root mean square, UMME = Ultrasound Measurement of Motion and Elasticity.
Linear and control entropy analysis of electromyography and mechanomyography
signals during the Wingate anaerobic test.
student in Biomedical Engineering Research interests EMG, mechanomyography