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Time and Frequency Domain Features of EMG Signal during Islamic Prayer (Salat)

Rabbi, M. F. and Kamarul Hawari, Ghazali and Ahamed, Nizam Uddin and Sikandar, Tasriva (2017) Time and Frequency Domain Features of EMG Signal during Islamic Prayer (Salat). In: IEEE 13th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & its Applications (CSPA 2017), 10-12 March 2017 , Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia. pp. 139-143.. ISBN 978-1-5090-1184-1

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Abstract

Electromyography (EMG) activity of muscles can help us to assess the muscular functions during daily activity. In this paper, we investigate the EMG based assessment of the muscles situated in dorsal side of human body. Specifically, two upper and lower back muscles named as erector spinae and trapezius muscles are investigated during the body movements involved in Islamic prayer (Salat). Several time and frequency domain features of the EMG signal were examined to find the significant variation in the muscles activity. Results show that, both muscles maintain a balance in terms of contraction and relaxation during bowing and prostration position of Salat. In addition, the frequency domain features indicate that, the lumbar spine muscle exhibits contraction in each alternate position during the prayer. The finding of the study may help to develop rehabilitation program for the senior citizens suffering from back pain that restrain them to perform obligatory Salat.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electromyography, EMG, back pain, Salat
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 01:24
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/20099
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