Relationship between muscle activation and vertebral kinematics in head-neck system of rhesus monkey during voluntary head movement

H. Choi*, S. L. Delp, Barry W Peterson

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between neck muscle activation patterns and movements of head and cervical vertebrae. Phase relations between the input stimulus, the sinusoidal motion of the vertebral column, and peak activation of neck muscles were calculated. Results demonstrated that head and cervical vertebrae moved synchronously and that the vertebral movements were quite constant and showed primary movements about skull-C1 and C6-C7 joint axes during pitch motion. Variability in muscle responses did not seem to affect the vertebral motion even though the muscles are the primary actuators of the joint movement. This result suggests that the central nervous system can choose multiple strategies to achieve a single movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Choi, H., Delp, S. L., & Peterson, B. W. (1999). Relationship between muscle activation and vertebral kinematics in head-neck system of rhesus monkey during voluntary head movement. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings; Vol. 1). IEEE.