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Investigation of lower limb's muscle activity during performance of solat between two groups

Abdul Malik, Noreha and Wahid, Zaharah and Ibrahim, Siti Noorjannah and Gunawan, Teddy Surya (2018) Investigation of lower limb's muscle activity during performance of solat between two groups. In: 4th International Conference on Electronic Design(ICED 2018), 9th-10th August 2018, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Muscles play an important role in the movement of limbs. They undergo contraction to straighten or to bend a joint for the limbs to move. There are many factors that can affect muscle activity. Age could be one of the possible factors affecting muscle activity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lower limb’s muscles activity during performance of salat between two age groups. The lower limb’s muscles investigated were Gastrocnemius (GAS), Biceps Femoris (BF), Tibialis Anterior (TA) and Rectus Femoris (RF). The postures involve are standing, bowing, prostrating and sitting. The electromyography (EMG) signals of the muscles were measured using the technique of surface EMG (sEMG). The signals were acquired by using Delsys Bagnoli™ Desktop sEMG system and EMGworks®. Ten healthy subjects from two age groups were recruited in this study. The first group consists of five males aged between 20 to 29 while the second group consists of five males aged above 40. The raw EMG signals acquired were analyzed and the EMG envelopes were developed using MATLAB. The averaged RMS values of EMG for each muscle were also calculated. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) of the EMGs was obtained by using F-test. Further investigation of the variance was performed by using Tukey comparison. From the results, the most active muscle during the performance of salat is BF while the less active muscle is GAS for both age groups. The statistical result show that there is no difference in the muscle activity pattern between the two age groups but there is significant difference among the muscles investigated. Index Terms—salat; lower limb; muscle activity; postures; electromyography (EMG) and age groups

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 6526/69482
Uncontrolled Keywords: muscle, lower limb, solat
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA276 Mathematical Statistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. zaharah Wahid
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 09:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/69482

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