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EMG Investigations Regarding Handle Size, Grip Force and Stroke Rotation In Screw Driving
Farheen Bano, Zulqernian Mallick, Abid Ali Khan
Pages - 1 - 14     |    Revised - 15-08-2013     |    Published - 15-09-2013
Volume - 4   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - September 2013  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Screw Driving Task, Stroke Rotation, EMG.
ABSTRACT
The present study investigated the effect of handle size (35mm and 40mm), grip type (loose grip and tight grip) and supine stroke rotation (30 ? , 45 ? and 60 ? ) on electromyography i.e. EMG activity of forearm muscles for a screwing task in an experimental simulation. The eight participants performed the screw driving task for a 2 minutes duration (supination). The EMG activities of forearm muscles were recorded during this task. The muscles selected for EMG recording were FCR, FCU, FDS and ECRB muscles. The results showed that the flexor muscles were more activated than extensor muscles. Among giving conditions, 40mm handle size using loose grip with 60 ? stroke was most comfortable.
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Miss Farheen Bano
JMI, New Delhi - India
farheenbano@gmail.com
Professor Zulqernian Mallick
JMI, New Delhi - India
Associate Professor Abid Ali Khan
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India - India