Evaluation in Biofeedback Training System on Displays

  • Tomoki Shiozawa
  • Masaru Miyao
  • Meiho Nakayama
  • Hiroki Takada
Part of the Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine book series (CTEHPM)


Electromyograms (EMGs) are affected by the location of the measuring electrodes and the shape and size of the probes. Therefore, EMG evaluation is macroscopic and subjective, and no algorithm has yet been devised for quantifying the degree of muscular abnormality or recovery. We have developed measurement parameters for evaluating the average rectified surface EMG (sEMG) data obtained from perineal muscles during biofeedback training (BFT) of patients with dysuria and of patients who are prone to falling. This evaluation of new parameters is intended to serve as a statistical technique that uses EMG signals. We have already evaluated the effects of BFT using this novel sensor output signal evaluation (SOE) system. In this study, a combination of SOE systems is developed to make their useful application emerge.


Electromyograms (EMGs) Biofeedback training (BFT) Sensor output signal evaluation (SOE) system 



This work was supported in part by a ground-based study proposal for the fiscal years 2005–2007 (17659189).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoki Shiozawa
    • 1
  • Masaru Miyao
    • 2
  • Meiho Nakayama
    • 3
  • Hiroki Takada
    • 4
  1. 1.Health Administration Center and School of Business AdministrationAoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kagawa Nutrition UniversitySakadoJapan
  3. 3.Good Sleep CenterNagoya City University HospitalNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of FukuiFukuiJapan

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