A finite-element analysis of the effect of muscle insulation and shielding on the surface EMG signal

Nikolay S. Stoykov*, Madeleine M. Lowery, Todd A Kuiken

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Abstract

We simulate the effect that insulating or shielding a muscle may have on electromyographic signal propagation using the finite element method. The results suggest that the crosstalk between insulated or shielded muscles is small but that it increases with increasing subcutaneous fat. The findings may be useful in the control of multifunctional prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Finite-element methods
  • Prosthetics
  • Shielding
  • Silicone insulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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