Selected Topics in Surface Electromyography for Use in the Occupational Setting: Expert Perspective
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 91-100
Electromyography (EMG) is a tool that can be very valuable in ergonomic studies if it is used correctly and if the associated limitations are appreciated. An understanding of the use of EMG transcends many areas of knowledge including physiology, instrumentation, recording technology, and signal processing and analysis. This chapter provides a general overview of these areas so that an appreciation for how these areas interact and impact on the effective use of EMG. The following chapters will review, in depth, all aspects of EMG use.