Upper limb work-related musculoskeletal disorders have a 12-month prevalence ranging from 12 to 41% worldwide and can be partly caused by handling low loads at high frequency. The association between the myoelectric manifestation of elbow flexor muscle fatigue and occupational physical demand has never been investigated. It was hypothesized that an elbow flexor muscle fatigue index could be a valid risk indicator in handling low loads at high frequency. This study aims to measure the myoelectric manifestation of muscle fatigue of the three elbow flexor muscles during the execution of the work tasks in different risk conditions. Fifteen right-handed healthy adults were screened using a movement analysis laboratory consisting of optoelectronic, dynamometer and surface electromyographic systems. The main result indicates that the fatigue index calculated from the brachioradialis is sensitive to the interaction among risk classes, session and gender, and above all it is sensitive to the risk classes. © 2017, © 2017 Central Institute for Labour Protection–National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB).

Myoelectric manifestation of muscle fatigue in repetitive work detected by means of miniaturized sEMG sensors / Ranavolo, Alberto; Chini, Giorgia; Silvetti, Alessio; Mari, Silvia; Serrao, Mariano; Draicchio, Francesco. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS. - ISSN 1080-3548. - ELETTRONICO. - 24:3(2018), pp. 464-474. [10.1080/10803548.2017.1357867]

Myoelectric manifestation of muscle fatigue in repetitive work detected by means of miniaturized sEMG sensors

Ranavolo, Alberto
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Chini, Giorgia;Mari, Silvia;Serrao, Mariano;Draicchio, Francesco
2018

Abstract

Upper limb work-related musculoskeletal disorders have a 12-month prevalence ranging from 12 to 41% worldwide and can be partly caused by handling low loads at high frequency. The association between the myoelectric manifestation of elbow flexor muscle fatigue and occupational physical demand has never been investigated. It was hypothesized that an elbow flexor muscle fatigue index could be a valid risk indicator in handling low loads at high frequency. This study aims to measure the myoelectric manifestation of muscle fatigue of the three elbow flexor muscles during the execution of the work tasks in different risk conditions. Fifteen right-handed healthy adults were screened using a movement analysis laboratory consisting of optoelectronic, dynamometer and surface electromyographic systems. The main result indicates that the fatigue index calculated from the brachioradialis is sensitive to the interaction among risk classes, session and gender, and above all it is sensitive to the risk classes. © 2017, © 2017 Central Institute for Labour Protection–National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB).
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