Identification of muscle innervation zones using linear electrode arrays : a fundamental step to measure fibers conduction velocity

Joint Authors

Barbero, Marco
Cescon, Corrado
Beretta Piccoli, Matteo
D’Antona, Giuseppe

Source

Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

Issue

Vol. 28, Issue 1 (31 Dec. 2021), pp.264-271, 8 p.

Publisher

University of Bahrain College of Science

Publication Date

2021-12-31

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

8

Main Subjects

Medicine

Abstract EN

Fiber conduction velocity (CV) is a parameter correlated to the physiological membrane properties of the skeletal muscle fibers.

Changes in muscle fiber CV are correlated to the gradation of force and fatigue, and can be measured by means of surface electromyography EMG (sEMG).

sEMG measurement of CV during muscle contractions requires the correct identification of the skeletal muscle innervation zone (IZ).

In superficial muscles, IZ location can be detected using linear electrode arrays and visually identified as the point of inversion of the detected motor unit action potential (MUAP) propagation.

In the present work, we present a method for the effective and fast detection of the IZ location, through the following procedures: (1) identification of the target superficial muscle considering the muscle fiber architecture; (2) electrode array selection based on interelectrode distance and number of electrodes; (3) subject training to perform submaximal isometric contractions of the target muscle/s; (4) electrode array positioning along the muscle surface to investigate the IZ position during the contractions by visual identification of MUAP patterns.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Beretta Piccoli, Matteo& Cescon, Corrado& Barbero, Marco& D’Antona, Giuseppe. 2021. Identification of muscle innervation zones using linear electrode arrays : a fundamental step to measure fibers conduction velocity. Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences،Vol. 28, no. 1, pp.264-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340630

Modern Language Association (MLA)

D’Antona, Giuseppe…[et al.]. Identification of muscle innervation zones using linear electrode arrays : a fundamental step to measure fibers conduction velocity. Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Vol. 28, no. 1 (2021), pp.264-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340630

American Medical Association (AMA)

Beretta Piccoli, Matteo& Cescon, Corrado& Barbero, Marco& D’Antona, Giuseppe. Identification of muscle innervation zones using linear electrode arrays : a fundamental step to measure fibers conduction velocity. Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2021. Vol. 28, no. 1, pp.264-271.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340630

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 269-271

Record ID

BIM-1340630