Detection of Fasciculation Potentials in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Using Surface EMG

  • Boling Chen
  • Ping Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


Wide presence of fasciculation potentials is an important indicator for supporting diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This study describes the use of surface electromyography (EMG) techniques for examination of fasciculation potentials in ALS patients. Multi-channel surface electrode arrays were used for fasciculation potential recording, while template matching techniques were used to discriminate whether the recorded fasciculation potentials were from the same or different motor unit origins. The results were assessed using independent processing of selected channels of electrode array surface EMG signals.


Fasciculation potentials Surface EMG Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 



This study was supported by National Nature Science Foundation of China (NFSC) under Grant 81271658.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Sensory Motor Performance ProgramRehabilitation Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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