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Within electromyography (EMG), a particular specialty has been developed wherein the aim is to use EMG for the study of muscular function and co-ordination. This area of research is usually called kinesiological EMG. The general aims of kinesiological EMG are to analyse the function and co-ordination of muscles in different movements and postures, in(More)
Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty often ask when they can safely resume car driving. There is little evidence available on which physicians can rely when advising patients on this issue. In a prospective study we assessed the brake response time of 24 patients admitted to the clinic for left total knee arthroplasty preoperatively and then 10 days(More)
Cycling performance is affected by the interaction of a number of variables, including environment, mechanical, and human factors. Engineers have focused on the development of more efficient bicycles. Kinesiologists have examined cycling performance from a human perspective. This paper summarizes only certain aspects of human ergonomics of cycling,(More)
The quadruple approach in the title refers to four different studies over a period of 3 years. The common factor in these studies is the methodology of the (Brussels) Electromyographic Signal Processing and Analysis System (ESPAS), a hardware and software EMG data acquisition system that has constantly been improved. Therefore, the ESPAS methodology is(More)
  • Jan Cabri
  • Critical reviews in biomedical engineering
  • 1991
The need to develop objective methods for determining muscle strength has been a major concern in rehabilitation, biomechanics, work physiology, and other related research areas for several decades. Because of the growing need for better standardization and control of resistive exercises in dynamic conditions, not only in clinical but in research settings(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of an increase in task complexity on brake response time (BRT) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). DESIGN A prospective repeated-measures design was used. The measurements took place 1 day before and 10 and 30 days after surgery. SETTING Clinic. PARTICIPANTS The data of patients (N=21) who were admitted(More)
INTRODUCTION Exhaustive and/or unaccustomed exercise, mainly involving eccentric muscle actions, induces temporary muscle damage, evidenced by delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and decreased muscle function. Different strategies to recover from its signs and symptoms have been studied and, as a result, a significant number of articles on this issue have(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether exercise-induced quadriceps muscle damage affects knee proprioception such as joint position sense (JPS), force sense and the threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM). Fourteen young men performed sets of eccentric quadriceps contractions at a target of 60% of the maximal concentric peak torque(More)
Since isokinetic equipment was first designed in the late 1960s, many investigations have focused on the agonist-antagonist relationships, left-right imbalances and so on, in order to present normative data for the assessment of musculoskeletal injuries. Furthermore, the isokinetic principle has been applied in rehabilitation to minimise rehabilitation(More)