Investigation of electromyographic activity during Salat and stretching exercise

Ibrahim, F. and Ahmad, S.A. (2012) Investigation of electromyographic activity during Salat and stretching exercise. In: 2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012, 2012, Langkawi.

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Salat is a formal prayer practice by all Muslims. When performing salat, it involves with several movements namely standing, takbeer, bowing, prostration and sitting. The study was to quantify and compares the muscle activity (surface electromyographic signal) during Salat and stretching exercise. Three main movements in Salat (takbeer, bowing and prostration) and similar stretching exercises to the Salat movements were investigated. Thirty one male and female volunteers were participated in this study. The activity of the four investigated muscles: biceps brachii, triceps brachii, pectoralis major and upper trapezius were recorded during salat and stretching movements. The recorded signals were then analyzed using root mean square analysis. The results indicate similar muscle contractions activities during salat and stretching exercise. Even though, the root mean square values during stretching exercise is higher, a t-test shows there is statistically no significant difference between these two movements © 2012 IEEE.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 96763 Export Date: 29 January 2014 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 6498012 doi: 10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498012 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ibrahim, F.; Medical Informatics and Biological Microelectromechanical Systems (MIMEMS) Specialized Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50630 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Eliade, M., (2009) Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, , Princeton University Press, USA; Pilates, J., Pilates return to life through contrology (1998) Incline Village: Presentation Dynamics, , ISBN 0-9614937-9-8; Sherman, K.J., Cherkin, D.C., Cook, A.J., Hawkes, R.J., Deyo, R.A., Wellman, R., Khalsa, P.S., Comparison of yoga versus stretching for chronic low back pain: Protocol for the yoga self-care (YES) trial (2010) Trials, 11 (36), pp. 1-17; Ross, A., Thomas, S., The Health Benefits of Yoga and Exercise: A Review of Comparison Studies; Ibrahim, F., Wan Abas, W.A.B., Ng, S.C., (2008) Salat: Benefit from Science Perspective, , Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya; Ibrahim, F., Effect of Salat towards health and longevity (2011) Proceeding of Shizuoka Forum on Health and Longevity, pp. 11-12; Ibrahim, F., Wan Abas, W.A.B., Study of heart rate changes in different salat's positions (2008) International Proceedings of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE, pp. 687-690; Salleh, N.A., Kheng, S.L., Ibrahi., F., AR modelling as eeg spectral analysis on prostration (2009) Proceedings of International Conference for Technical Postgraduates Sponsors: University Malaya; CBMTI University Malaya; Tourism Malaysia; Kumpulan ABEX Sdn Bhd; AMAN kampus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electromyography, Exercise, Salat, Electromyographic activity, Electromyographic signal, Muscle activities, Muscle contractions, Root mean square values, Significant differences, Biomedical engineering, Muscle
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 02:25
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 05:36

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