Asymmetry performance of the respiratory muscles

A. Ratnovsky, D. Elad, U. Zaretsky, R. J. Shiner

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Abstract

Simultaneous measurements of the electrical activity of the major respiratory muscles may provide new information of the symmetric performance of the chest wall. We developed an experimental system for the noninvasive measurement of mouth pressure, airflow and EMG signals from major respiratory muscles by surface electrodes during different respiratory maneuvers. In order to analyze the asymmetry of muscle activity we simultaneously measured the activity from each side of the chest wall. Preliminary results show the relative contribution of individual groups of the respiratory muscles in healthy subjects and thus may help in the clinical diagnosis and medical follow up of respiratory muscles pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2966-2967
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume4
StatePublished - 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

Keywords

  • EMG
  • Muscle
  • Respiration

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