Application of sEMG and Posturography as Tools in the Analysis of Biosignals of Aging Process of Subjects in the Post-production Age

  • Zbigniew Borysiuk
  • Mariusz Konieczny
  • Krzysztof Kręcisz
  • Paweł Pakosz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 720)

Abstract

Surface electromyography (sEMG) and posturography are some of the most useful tools applied in the assessment of the motor skills of humans. The scope and objective of this paper is to report on concurrent and synchronized application of the Kistler platform for postural balance and electromyography analysis (sEMG Noraxon) with the purpose of the registration of the bioelectric muscle tension of selected muscles (soleus, tibialis anterior). A random group of senior subjects aged 60–70 years, who participate in regular fitness program involving the formation of psychomotor activities (once a week) and focusing primarily on the motor coordination and low-intensity aerobic performance capacity was subjected to 4 tasks involving postural assessment. The results of the study were concerned with the analysis of the correlation between the sEMG and COP parameters and confirm the initial hypothesis regarding the existence of a positive correlation between the level of muscular coactivation (soleus, tibialis anterior) and the scatter parameters of COP.

Keywords

Electromyography Posturography Age Coordination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zbigniew Borysiuk
    • 1
  • Mariusz Konieczny
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Kręcisz
    • 1
  • Paweł Pakosz
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Physical Education and PhysiotherapyOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland

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