Consensus for experimental design in electromyography (CEDE) project: Electrode selection matrix

Manuela Besomi, Paul W. Hodges*, Jaap Van Dieën, Richard G. Carson, Edward A. Clancy, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug, Aleš Holobar, François Hug, Matthew C. Kiernan, Madeleine Lowery, K. McGill, Roberto Merletti, Eric Perreault, K. Søgaard, K. Tucker, Thor Besier, R. Enoka, Deborah Falla, D. Farina, S. GandeviaJohn C. Rothwell, Bill Vicenzino, Tim Wrigley

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Abstract

The Consensus for Experimental Design in Electromyography (CEDE) project is an international initiative which aims to guide decision-making in recording, analysis, and interpretation of electromyographic (EMG) data. The quality of the EMG recording, and validity of its interpretation depend on many characteristics of the recording set-up and analysis procedures. Different electrode types (i.e., surface and intramuscular) will influence the recorded signal and its interpretation. This report presents a matrix to consider the best electrode type selection for recording EMG, and the process undertaken to achieve consensus. Four electrode types were considered: (1) conventional surface electrode, (2) surface matrix or array electrode, (3) fine-wire electrode, and (4) needle electrode. General features, pros, and cons of each electrode type are presented first. This information is followed by recommendations for specific types of muscles, the information that can be estimated, the typical representativeness of the recording and the types of contractions for which the electrode is best suited. This matrix is intended to help researchers when selecting and reporting the electrode type in EMG studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-144
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Volume48
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Consensus
  • Electrode types
  • Electromyography
  • Recording
  • Reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Besomi, M., Hodges, P. W., Van Dieën, J., Carson, R. G., Clancy, E. A., Disselhorst-Klug, C., Holobar, A., Hug, F., Kiernan, M. C., Lowery, M., McGill, K., Merletti, R., Perreault, E., Søgaard, K., Tucker, K., Besier, T., Enoka, R., Falla, D., Farina, D., ... Wrigley, T. (2019). Consensus for experimental design in electromyography (CEDE) project: Electrode selection matrix. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 48, 128-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2019.07.008