Differences in lower limb muscle activation patterns during Sit to Stand Task for different heel heights

Ganesh R. Naik, Manisha Pratihast, Rifai Chai, Ahmed Al-Ani, Amit Acharyya, Hung T. Nguyen

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in lower limb muscle activation patterns for females wearing shoes with different heel heights during Sit to Stand Task (STS). Ten female participants with no prior history of neurological disorders participated in this study. Surface electromyography (sEMG) characteristics were recorded for four different heel heights (ranging from 4cm to 10cm) while performing the STS task. Signal processing analysis suggests that muscle activities increases on elevated heel heights, which may induce muscle imbalance for frequent STS tasks. In addition, results of muscle utilisation (percentage) for different heel heights suggest that lower limb muscles tend to compensate in order to maintain postural balance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017
Place of PublicationSouth Korea
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2486-2489
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
ISBN (Print)9781509028108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17

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