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Method to evaluate the skill level in fast locomotion through myoelectric and kinetic signal analysis.
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PMID:  1787757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The paper describes a method aimed at providing objective diagnostic testing of skilled locomotor stereotypes. Bioelectric muscle activity indices and ground reaction force data are used to represent a movement structure, in a schematized way, using discrete states in time. Athletes were asked to perform one specific movement structure: a backward somersault from the standing position. Mathematical analyses of measured signals reveal the significance, for the skill level evaluation, of parameters reflecting the impulsive take-off force waveform and the symmetry in EMG activity of ankle extensor muscles, which therefore might be used as diagnostic criteria. Within technical limitations, this approach may also be applied to other locomotor patterns and possibly to monitor the progress in motorics in pathological locomotion. EMG telemetry could significantly enhance the method's scope.
V Medved; S Tonkovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical & biological engineering & computing     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0140-0118     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Biol Eng Comput     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-23     Completed Date:  1992-03-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704869     Medline TA:  Med Biol Eng Comput     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Physical Education, University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
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MeSH Terms
Movement / physiology*
Movement Disorders / physiopathology*
Muscles / physiology

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