NOVEL METRICS FOR THE EVALUATION OF MOTOR FUNCTION USING ADVANCED ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

  • Reference: GV/2019/025
  • Principal investigator: Andrés Úbeda
  • Research Centers: University of Alicante
  • Duration: July 9th, 2019 – December 31th, 2020
  • Financial Entity: Generalitat Valenciana

The main goals of this project are:

  1. Developing an experimentation protocol for patients with acquired brain injury to evaluate, using advanced electromyographic techniques, the effectiveness of the neurorehabilitation process.
  2. Evaluation of motor learning biomarkers.
  3. Evaluation of motor function biomarkers.

The arrival of novel EMG recording techniques has opened the possibility of evaluating parameters related to motor unit recruitment and its action over the muscular fibers. To get this information, high-density EMG is recorded and advanced decomposition techniques are applied. The systematic application of these techniques in a clinical setting has not yet systematically explored. In this project, we propose to apply this novel analysis in a rehabilitation procedure of people with acquired brain injury. To that end, parameters such as neuromechanical delays, intramuscular and intermuscular coherence or muscle fiber conduction velocity will be assessed in between motor learning activities. Additionally, novel approaches of classical bipolar EMG, like the study of muscle synergies, will be evaluated.

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