Experimental design for sternocleidomastoid muscle stress measurement

Chee Fai Tan, Wei Chen, Matthias Rauterberg
2010 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - MB '10  
In this paper we assess the sternocleidomastoid muscle stress with two experimental studies to evaluate the developed smart neck support system. The first studyinvolving head rotation angle and sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) electromyography (EMG) activity. This (descriptive) study extends efforts from different authors to assess the isometric strength of SCM, in which the experiment is carried out in relation to time. This first study functions as a calibration experiment which provides the
more » ... which provides the input for the second study as a validation experiment. The validation experiment was conducted inside the aircraft cabin simulator. The SCM of participant was evaluated with electromyography.The smart neck support system is to reduce the SCM muscle stress of aircraft passenger adaptively during air travel.
doi:10.1145/1931344.1931372 dblp:conf/mb/Tan0R10 fatcat:igc5jca22zcmlj4pkepti5a7ey