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dc.contributor.advisorBarr, Ronald E., 1946-
dc.creatorGonzalez, Roger Valles, 1963-
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-21T18:21:10Z
dc.date.available2022-06-21T18:21:10Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/114752
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/41655
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of the musculotendon actuators in human elbow flexion/extension. For this study, two experiments were conducted using video analysis and a third using electrogoniometer analysis. The video and electrogoniometer records of arm movements were analyzed and converted into kinematic data which were then used to calculate the net elbow joint torque. The methodology used in the experiments to study muscle contribution to flexion/extension at the elbow joint is discussed and the results of the experiments are presented. These torques were then partitioned among the muscles studied by assuming equal muscle stress across all muscles. Physiologic cross-Sectional Area (PSA) was used in calculating the stress in each muscle, therefore yielding individual muscle force patterns from the net joint torque. Predicted individual muscle force patterns were evaluated and compared to the integrated electromyogram (EMG) signals of each respective muscle by using a qualitative similarity analysis. In general, the results showed good qualitative profile correlation between the muscle force patterns predicted and the respective integrated EMGen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectElbowen_US
dc.subjectJointen_US
dc.subjectTorqueen_US
dc.subjectMusclesen_US
dc.subjectFlexionen_US
dc.subjectMeasurementen_US
dc.subjectElectromyographyen_US
dc.subjectMusculotendon actuatorsen_US
dc.subjectElectrogoniometeren_US
dc.subjectMuscle force patternsen_US
dc.subjectElectromyogramen_US
dc.subjectEMGen_US
dc.subject.lcshElbow--Muscles--Measurement
dc.subject.lcshFlexor tendons--Measurement
dc.subject.lcshActuators--Measurement
dc.subject.lcshElectromyography
dc.subject.lcshHuman locomotion
dc.titlePrediction of muscle force patterns in elbow flexion/extension and comparison with electromyographyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentBiomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentBiomedical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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