EMG Activation Pattern during Voluntary Bending and Donning Safety Shoes

EMG Activation Pattern during Voluntary Bending and Donning Safety Shoes

P. K. Nag (National Institute of Occupational Health, India), Varsha Chorsiya (National Institute of Occupational Health, India) and Anjali Nag (National Institute of Occupational Health, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6090-8.ch011
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Abstract

Posture control is a well-coordinated interplay of sensory-motor system and forms the basis of voluntary movements. The daily activities and occupational task involves voluntary bending in different directions, which if falls beyond the limit of stability can cause slipping, tripping and falling. Further, these accidents are very common in industries where workers have to wear safety shoes to protect their feet from hazards of the work environment. The study elucidates the muscular activation patterns in light of electromyographic (EMG) findings for voluntary bending within limits of stability and with donning of safety shoes. The aim of this chapter is to potentially contribute to occupational health and safety at workplaces. The present findings have implications regarding the viability of muscle adaptability as a putative postural control in preventing postural instability and avoiding injuries.
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A total of thirty-five volunteers, who were free from any neurological, orthopaedic, hearing or vestibular problem, participated in the study. Informed consent for participation in the study was obtained from each volunteer, as per the ethical guidelines of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR, 2000).

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