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Consensus for experimental design in electromyography (CEDE) project: Amplitude normalization matrix

Manuela Besomi, Paul W Hodges, Edward A Clancy, Jaap Van Dieen, Francois Hug, Madeleine Lowery, Roberto Merletti, Karen Sogaard, Tim Wrigley, Thor Besier, Richard G Carson, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug, Roger M Enoka, Deborah Falla, Dario Farina, Simon Gandevia, Ales Holobar, Matthew C Kiernan, Kevin McGill, Eric Perreault Show all

Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


The general purpose of normalization of EMG amplitude is to enable comparisons between participants, muscles, measurement sessions or electrode positions. Normalization is necessary to reduce the impact of differences in physiological and anatomical characteristics of muscles and surrounding tissues. Normalization of the EMG amplitude provides information about the magnitude of muscle activation relative to a reference value. It is essential to select an appropriate method for normalization with specific reference to how the EMG signal will be interpreted, and to consider how the normalized EMG amplitude may change when interpreting it under specific conditions. This matrix, developed by the..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Program Grant: APP1091302). PWH is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1102905). MB is supported by the University of Queensland Research Training Scholarship. MCK was supported by the NHMRC Program Grant (APP1132524), Partnership Project (APP1153439) and Practitioner Fellowship (APP1156093). AH is supported by Slovenian Research Agency (projects J2-1731 and L7-9421 and Program funding P2-0041). FH is supported by a fellowship from the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). DF is supported by the European Research Council (ERC; 810346) and by the Royal Society (Wolfson Research Merit Award).