What is Electromyography (EMG)

EMG provides evidence of muscle functions.

Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph, to produce a record called an electromyogram. An electromyograph detects the electrical potential generated by muscle cells when these cells are electrically or neurologically activated. The signals can be analyzed to detect medical abnormalities, activation level, and recruitment order or to analyze the biomechanics of human or animal movement.


  1. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology

Recommended readings

  1. E. Ciswell (2010); Introduction to Surface Electromyography: Second edition

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