Analysis of lower-limb muscle activities during whole body vibartion with different standing postures

Chao Ma, Ming Zhang, Cheng Tan, Chunlin Zhang, Wei Su

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Based on inverse dynamics, the muscle activities and joint forces of the subject lower limb with knee normal and knee lock postures under vertical whole body vibration with the frequency of 30Hz and the acceleration of about 0.5g were analyzed using AnyBody Modeling System. Using the Motion Capture System displacements of the marked points on the lower limb were monitored during vibrating process with two different standing postures. At the same time the sEMG signals were recorded. In AnyBody Modeling System, the simplified Model of the lower limb were driven by the marked point displacements to calculate the muscle activities such as rectus femoris, gastrocnemius, etc and knee and ankle joint forces. The comparison between the experimental sEMG signals and the calculated results indicated that the model prediction is coupled with the experiments. The results also show that the vibration countermeasure could be as a physical training method to affect the musculoskeletal system and standing posture causes changes in muscle activities and joint forces during the vibrating. So when the vertical whole body vibration is used for subjects with musculoskeletal disorder, the standing posture should be considered according to the individual cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2010
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event3rd International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2010 - Yantai, China
Duration: 16 Oct 201018 Oct 2010


Conference3rd International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2010


  • Inverse dynamics
  • Joint forces
  • Muscle activities
  • Whole body vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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