Development of a portable anchored dynamometer for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313431
Title:
Development of a portable anchored dynamometer for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancers
Authors:
Krasnow, Donna; Ambegaonkar, Jatin P; Stecyk, Shane; Wilmerding, M Virginia; Wyon, Matthew A.; Koutedakis, Yiannis
Abstract:
Surface electromyography (sEMG) has been used in dance medicine research since the 1970s, but normalization procedures are not consistently employed in the field. The purpose of this project was to develop a portable anchored dynamometer (PAD) specifically for dance-related research. Due to the limited studies in the dance research literature using normalization procedures for sEMG data, a review of the procedures used in the exercise science literature was conducted. A portable anchored dynamometer was then developed and tested with dancers, using methods validated in previous literature. We collected sEMG maximum voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC, mV) from 10 female dancers (mean age 31.0 ± 15 yrs, mean height 163 ± 7.6 cm, mean weight 57.6 ± 6.9 kg, and 17.0 ± 13.9 yrs of training in ballet and/or modern dance) over three trials (5 sec each) for eight muscles bilaterally (quadriceps, tibialis anterior, abductor hallucis, gastrocnemius, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, erector spinae, and rectus abdominus). Consistency of data and feedback from dancers suggest that this dance-specific portable anchored dynamometer is effective for future sEMG studies in dance research.
Citation:
Development of a portable anchored dynamometer for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancers. 2011, 26 (4):185-94 Med Probl Perform Art
Publisher:
Science & Medicine, Inc.
Journal:
Medical problems of performing artists
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313431
PubMed ID:
22211194
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0885-1158
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorKrasnow, Donnaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAmbegaonkar, Jatin Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStecyk, Shaneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilmerding, M Virginiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-27T11:53:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-27T11:53:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment of a portable anchored dynamometer for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancers. 2011, 26 (4):185-94 Med Probl Perform Arten_GB
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158-
dc.identifier.pmid22211194-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313431-
dc.description.abstractSurface electromyography (sEMG) has been used in dance medicine research since the 1970s, but normalization procedures are not consistently employed in the field. The purpose of this project was to develop a portable anchored dynamometer (PAD) specifically for dance-related research. Due to the limited studies in the dance research literature using normalization procedures for sEMG data, a review of the procedures used in the exercise science literature was conducted. A portable anchored dynamometer was then developed and tested with dancers, using methods validated in previous literature. We collected sEMG maximum voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC, mV) from 10 female dancers (mean age 31.0 ± 15 yrs, mean height 163 ± 7.6 cm, mean weight 57.6 ± 6.9 kg, and 17.0 ± 13.9 yrs of training in ballet and/or modern dance) over three trials (5 sec each) for eight muscles bilaterally (quadriceps, tibialis anterior, abductor hallucis, gastrocnemius, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, erector spinae, and rectus abdominus). Consistency of data and feedback from dancers suggest that this dance-specific portable anchored dynamometer is effective for future sEMG studies in dance research.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience & Medicine, Inc.en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medical problems of performing artistsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshBiomechanical Phenomenaen_GB
dc.subject.meshDancingen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectromyographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIsometric Contractionen_GB
dc.subject.meshMuscle Contractionen_GB
dc.subject.meshMuscle, Skeletalen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a portable anchored dynamometer for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical problems of performing artistsen_GB

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