Electromyography of the human motor behaviour during homo- and heterolateral simulated rythmic movementpatterns.

Project Details


The kinesiology of human movement is studied in detail with many movement analysis techniques under which electromyography. The basic knowledge of the human movement concerning this matter, exceeds the classical functional anatomical knowledge (Basmajian-DeLuca 1985, Loeb-Gans 1986, Bouisset-Maton 1995) of which several important works are first witness. Considering human movement, we conclude that performance and registration are usually done in the dynamical conditions of motor behaviour in the sagittal plane or variants. Movements in the frontal plane and lateral directions are easily simulatable with a number of homolateral situations, but are almost non-existant in combined homo- and heterolateral motor beheviour involving combined or isolated lower extremities and trunk. The functional knowledge in this matter is therefore limited and is only there in extreme conditions such as difficult balance situations, preventive compensatory movements before falling down, a number of sportsmovements and certain ergonomical working environments. The purpose is to study, by means of mechanical simulators, the electrophysiological parameters of the muscle coordination in combination with rythmic performance modalities under different performance speeds. The motor behaviour is also effectuated with different kinds of attachment to the simulator (different shoes) with the purpose extend muscular functionmodels and to describe new missing muscular models.
Effective start/end date1/01/9931/12/99


  • motor behaviour
  • electrophysiology
  • kinesiology
  • simulation

Flemish discipline codes

  • Basic sciences