Comparison product of muscle contraction strength measuring device based on specifications and its uses

Rizal Mustofa, Budi Setiyana, Hari Peni Julianti, Rifky Ismail

Article ID: 2384
Vol 4, Issue 1, 2023
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Currently, technological developments have been used in several health cases. One technology used for health is a tool to measure the strength of muscle contractions. So far, measuring muscle contractions still uses manual methods, namely the measurement muscle strength test method. Apart from that, health workers also measure manually by feeling the muscles to be measured. The need for tools to measure muscle contractions in the medical world is quite large because these tools can be used for various needs of doctors and nurses. There are many commercialized products on the market. The first aim of this article is to review four products that are available on the market. The second aim is to provide an overview of the use of the four products that have been carried out by previous researchers and the results. This article also discusses various aspects of product specifications. The research results show that each product has its own advantages. When we compare these products, it is better for us to return to the kind of product we are looking for. For example, if we want a product with high-class features that is equipped with several games, then we can choose MyoBoy. Myo armband and Trigno™ are used to identify several movement force conditions that are influenced by muscle strength, which has been equipped with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor. MyoWare is used to make bionic hands or bionic legs that can be controlled using electromyography (EMG) and has a relatively economical price.


muscle contraction; surface electro myograph; non-invasive measurement; medical device

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