The Effect of 630-nm Light Stimulation on the SEMG Signal of Forearm Muscle

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Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS)



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This study aimed to explore if the red light irradiation can affect the electrophysiology performance of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and fatigue recovery. Four healthy volunteers were randomly divided into two groups. In the designed force-tracking tasks, all subjects performed the four fingertip isometric force production except thumb with a load of 30% of the maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) force until exhaustion. Subsequently, for the red light group, red light irradiation (640 nm wavelength, 0.23J/cm2, 20 min) was used on the right forearm; for the control group, the subjects relaxed without red light irradiation. Then subjects were required to perform fatigue trail again, and sEMG signal was collected simultaneously from FDS during finger force production. Average rectified value (ARV) and median frequency (MF) of sEMG were calculated. Compared to the control group, the red light irradiation induced more smoother value of ARV between 30% and 40%, and the value of MF was obviously large and smooth. The above electro-physiological markers indicated that recovery from muscle fatigue may be positively affected by the red light irradiation, suggesting that sEMG would become a power tool for exploring the effect of red light irradiation on local muscle fatigue.


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Conference held: Beijing, China | October 18, 2010


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