ID 58179
Author
Nakata, Ryoju Department of Motor Control,University of Tokushima
Keywords
over-arm throw
muscle
electromyogram
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
Many studies regarding throwing tasks have focused on spatial and temporal characteristics
of individual muscles. However,the special relationship between muscles is not entirely clear when it
comes to describing human skilled movement.The purpose of the present study was to establish the
relationship betwccn accuracy in a throwing task (performance) and electromyograms (EMGs) as a
measurement of coordination ability in an over-arm throwing task. We recorded surface EMGs for 17
muscles from the upper limb, trunk,and lower limb during throwing task. The task was to throw to a
target,and throwing perfonmance was assessed by an accuracy score. This was conducted to examine
the relationship between performance and the peak changes in each EMG. The results showed that the
activity peaks of the biceps brachii, extensor digitorum, and right rectus femoris were negatively
correlated with performance. Regarding inter-peak periods, the difference in peak latencies between the
biceps brachii and the rectus abdominis was correlated with performance,as was the difference between
the flexor carpi radialis and the biceps brachii. These results show the ability of muscles to coordinate
in an over-arm throwing task.
Journal Title
徳島大学総合科学部人間科学研究
ISSN
09199810
NCID
AN1043724X
Publisher
徳島大学.総合科学部.人間社会学科
Volume
16
Start Page
9
End Page
16
Sort Key
9
Published Date
2008
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Liberal Arts and Sciences