The methods of EMG data processing


The article presents both the methods of data processing of electromyography (EMG), and EMG signal analysis using the implemented piece of software. This application is used to load the EMG signal stored in a file with the .C3D extension. The analysis was conducted in terms of the highest muscles activaton during exercise recorded with Motion Capture technique.


EMG; Motion Capture; File C3D

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Published : 2017-03-30

Serej, M., & Skublewska - Paszkowska , M. (2017). The methods of EMG data processing. Journal of Computer Sciences Institute, 3, 38-45.

Michał Serej
Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland  Poland
Maria Skublewska - Paszkowska  
Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland  Poland