Katherine Wheeler

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Spectral compression of surface electromyogram (sEMG) is associated with onset of localized muscle fatigue. The spectral compression has been explained based on motor unit synchronization theory. According to this theory, motor units are pseudo randomly excited during muscle contraction, and with the onset of muscle fatigue the recruitment pattern changes(More)
Reduction in number of motor units (nMU) and fast fibre ratio (FFR) is associated with disease or atrophy when this is rapid. There is a need to study the effect of nMU and FFR to analyse the association with ageing and disease. This study has developed a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between nMU and FFR on surface electromyogram (sEMG)(More)
A differential, time-invariant, surface electromyogram (sEMG) model has been implemented. While it is based on existing EMG models, the novelty of this implementation is that it assigns more accurate distributions of variables to create realistic motor unit (MU) characteristics. Variables such as muscle fibre conduction velocity, jitter (the change in the(More)
Previous research studies have reported that spectral compression of the surface Electromyogram (SEMG) towards lower frequencies is associated with onset of localized muscle fatigue. One reason for this spectral compression has been attributed to motor unit synchronization in literature. According to this, motor units are pseudo randomly excited during(More)
Reduction in the median frequency and the amplitude of surface electromyogram (sEMG) has been observed among older subjects compared with the younger cohort. These changes in sEMG have been associated with a reduction in the number of muscle fibers and a drop in the ratio of type II muscle fibers. However, the details of this association are not known. This(More)
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