Muscle coherence during controlled voluntary movement in healthy subjects and patients with spinal cord injury: Contraction and velocity dependence

E. Bravo Esteban*, J. Gómez-Soriano, M. Aleixandre, S. Albu, Cristina Simon, D. Torricelli, Jose L Pons, J. Taylor

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Abstract

Analysis of electromyographic coherence activity in the lower limb muscles has been used for indirect assessment of excitability of common supraspinal descending modulation of motor output, especially in relation to corticospinal tract function. The objective of this study was to determine the possibility of measuring the integrity of corticospinal tract function by analyzing intramuscular coherence of electromyographic activity recorded from the Tibialis Anterior muscle during voluntary movement in healthy subjects and individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury patients. The working hypothesis of the study was that measurement of muscular coherence during different types of voluntary contraction would be useful to assess change in corticospinal tract function and to correlate electromyographic coherence values with motor recovery in subjects with spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages685-689
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Bravo Esteban, E., Gómez-Soriano, J., Aleixandre, M., Albu, S., Simon, C., Torricelli, D., Pons, J. L., & Taylor, J. (2013). Muscle coherence during controlled voluntary movement in healthy subjects and patients with spinal cord injury: Contraction and velocity dependence. In Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 685-689). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 1). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_111