Decoding the neural drive to muscles from the surface electromyogram.

  title={Decoding the neural drive to muscles from the surface electromyogram.},
  author={Dario Farina and Ales Holobar and Roberto Merletti and Roger M. Enoka},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  volume={121 10},
This brief review discusses the methods used to estimate the neural drive to muscles from the surface electromyogram (EMG). Surface EMG has been classically used to infer the neural activation of muscle by associating its amplitude with the number of action potentials discharged by a population of motor neurons. Although this approach is valuable in some applications, the amplitude of the surface EMG is only a crude indicator of the neural drive to muscle. More advanced methods are now… CONTINUE READING

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