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The European project ‘Neuromuscular assessment in the elderly worker’ (NEW): Achievements in electromyogram signal acquisition, modelling and processing

  • R. Merletti
  • F. Benvenuti
  • C. Doncarli
  • C. Disselhorst-Klug
  • R. Ferrabone
  • H. J. Hermens
  • R. Kadefors
  • T. Läubli
  • C. Orizio
  • G. Sjøgaard
  • D. Zazula
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Merletti
    • 1
  • F. Benvenuti
    • 2
  • C. Doncarli
    • 3
  • C. Disselhorst-Klug
    • 4
  • R. Ferrabone
    • 5
  • H. J. Hermens
    • 6
  • R. Kadefors
    • 7
  • T. Läubli
    • 8
  • C. Orizio
    • 9
  • G. Sjøgaard
    • 10
  • D. Zazula
    • 11
  1. 1.Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular SystemPolitecnico di TorinoItaly
  2. 2.National Institute for the ElderlyFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Ecole Centrale de NantesFrance
  4. 4.Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical EngineeringAachenGermany
  5. 5.Sirio AutomazioneTorinoItaly
  6. 6.Roessingh Research and DevelopmentEnschedeThe Netherlands
  7. 7.National Institute for Working LifeGoteborgSweden
  8. 8.Institute of Hygiene and Applied PhysiologyETHZurichSwitzerland
  9. 9.University of BresciaBresciaItaly
  10. 10.National Institute for Occupational HealthCopenhagenDenmark
  11. 11.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of MariborSlovenia

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