Similarity evaluation of multiple muscles hardness change due to static stretching using wearable indentation testers: A pilot study

Naomi Okamura, Yo Kobayashi, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Muscle hardness measurement has substantial potential for treating muscular dysfunction. Measures of muscle hardness at particular sites are used as indices of injury prevention, injury diagnosis and recovery maintenance in the field of rehabilitation and sports medicine. Muscle hardness has traditionally been measured at a single time point, such as before and after treatment. However, continuous measurement at multiple sites during exercise could provide valuable information for treating muscle conditions. In the current study, we examined muscle hardness using wearable indentation testers. In a pilot experiment, we measured changes in muscle hardness at several points during static stretching, and examined the similarity of the effect for decreasing muscle hardness at multiple sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 2
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2017 Oct 172017 Oct 19

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period17/10/1717/10/19

Keywords

  • muscle hardness measurement
  • rehabilitation technology
  • wearable sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization

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    Okamura, N., Kobayashi, Y., Fujie, M. G., & Sugano, S. (2017). Similarity evaluation of multiple muscles hardness change due to static stretching using wearable indentation testers: A pilot study. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017 (pp. 18-23). (2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, CBS 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBS.2017.8266097