Method to measure muscular fatigue in VDT tasks

Atsushi Uetake, Atsuo Murata, Syuichiro Matsumoto, Yosuke Takasawa

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This study was designed to evaluate localized muscular fatigue induced during VDT tasks, using an experimental paradigm where EMG signals were not recorded during the VDT task but during isometric contractions in which the load imposed on the shoulder muscle was kept constant. The change in MPF and the root mean square (RMS) values of EMG signals with time was explored. The correspondence between these measures and the psychological rating of localized muscular fatigue was also examined. On the basis of the results, the effectiveness of the experimental paradigm and of the measures used for evaluation of localized muscular fatigue was discussed. As a result, MPF measured during isometric contraction was found to be a sensitive measure of localized muscular fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1288
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 IEEE Interantional Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 8 2000Oct 11 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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