Books and chapters in books

Why are there so many books and such an extensive literature available on sEMG?

There is a huge literature about surface electromyography (sEMG) consisting in books about sEMG (about 20), chapters in non-sEMG books, review papers (about 200), encyclopedia contributions (>20), and just articles (about 7000, growing at the rate of 700/year) plus material made available on line by manufacturers of sEMG equipment (Delsys, Noraxon, Thought Technology and others). One field of sEMG application is kinesiology and the “Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (JEK)” is dedicated to this field.

Book contents range from elementary material to advanced signal processing. A large percentage of this material is freely downloadable and suitable for beginners or for advanced researchers. There is a continuing effort to extract the large amount of information that the sEMG signal contains about the muscle, the peripheral and the central nervous systems, about their pathophysiology and about motor control strategies.

This material is fundamental for the study of movement sciences, neuro-physiology and neurorehabilitation and is indicating the rapid evolution that these sciences are undergoing, strongly conditioning the jobs of those that are students today. The material collected in the following is a sample of what is available.


IEEE Press, J. Wiley, 2016

Table of Contents

  1. PHYSIOLOGY OF MUSCLE ACTIVATION AND FORCE GENERATION R. Enoka, J Duchateau
  2. BIOPHYSICS OF THE GENERATION OF EMG SIGNALS AND FORCE D. Stegeman, D. Farina R. Merletti
  3. DETECTION AND CONDITIONING OF THE SURFACE EMG SIGNAL A. Botter, U. Barone, R.Merletti
  4. SINGLE CHANNEL TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION FROM THE SURFACE EMG SIGNAL E Clancy, F. Negro, D. Farina
  5. TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION FROM THE SURFACE EMG SIGNAL: HIGH DENSITY SURFACE EMG R. Merletti, T. Vieira, D. Farina
  6. MUSCLE COORDINATION, MOTOR SYNERGIES AND PRIMITIVES FROM SURFACE EMG F.Lacquaniti, Y.Ivanenko, F. d'Avella
  7. SURFACE EMG DECOMPOSITION A. Holobar, D. Zazula
  8. EMG MODELING AND SIMULATION M. Lowery
  9. EMG-DRIVEN MODELING FOR SIMULATING THE HUMAN MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM M. Sartori, D. Lloyd, T. Besier, J. Fernabdez, D. Farina,
  10. MYOELECTRIC MANIFESTATIONS OF MUSCLE FATIGUE IN VOLUNTARY AND ELECTRICALLY ELICITED CONTRACTIONS R. Merletti B. Afsharipour, J. Dideriksen, D. Farina
  11. EMG OF ELECTRICALLY STIMULATED MUSCLES A. Botter, R. Merletti
  12. SURFACE EMG APPLICATIONS IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGY J. Duchateau , S. Baudry, M. Minetto
  13. APPLICATIONS IN ERGONOMICS M. Gazzoni, B. Afsharipour, R. Merletti
  14. APPLICATIONS IN PROCTOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS R. Merletti
  15. EMG IN POSTURE ANALYSIS T. Vieira, D. Farina I. Loram
  16. EMG IN MOVEMENT AND GAIT ANALYSIS A. Merlo, I. Campanini
  17. APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL TERAPY D. Falla
  18. SURFACE EMG IN BIOFEEDBACK A. Gallina, M. Gazzoni, D. Falla, R. Merletti
  19. EMG IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND SPORTS A. Rainoldi, T. Moritani, G. Boccia
  20. SURFACE EMG FOR MAN-MACHINE INTERFACING IN REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIES D. Farina, M. Sartori

Springer Verlag 2012

A book aimed to physical therapists.

Foreword by Gwendolin Jull.

Part I: Understanding surface EMG.
  1. Introduction and applications of surface EMG
  2. Basic concepts concerning fields and potential distributions of stationary and moving point sources.
  3. Generation, propagation and extinction of single fiber and motor unit action potentials
  4. EMG imaging: geometry and anatomy of the electrode-muscle system
  5. Features of the single channel sEMG signal
  6. Features of the two-dimensional sEMG signal: EMG feature imaging
  7. Applications of surface EMG in dynamic conditions, ergonomics sports and obstetrics
Part II: Atlas of muscle innervation zones
  1. Trunk, 14 muscles
  2. Upper limb, 16 muscles
  3. Lower limb, 13 muscles

Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2016

Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010


Edited by Mark Schwartz Pub.: January 2012 DOI: 10.5772/1465 ISBN: 978-953-307-793-2 https://www.intechopen.com/books/

Table of contents

  1. A Critical Review and Proposed Improvement in the Assessment of Muscle Interactions Using Surface EMG
  2. Location of Electrodes in Surface EMG
  3. The Relationship Between EMG and Muscle Force
  4. Electromyography in Myofascial Syndrome
  5. Clinical Implications of Muscle-Tendon & -Force Interplay
  6. Nonlinear Analysis for Evaluation of Age-Related Muscle Performance Using sEMG
  7. The Usefulness of Wavelet Transform to Reduce Noise in the SEMG Signal
  8. Nonlinear Analysis of Surface Electromyography
  9. sEMG Techniques to Detect and Predict Localised Muscle Fatigue
  10. Clinical Application of Silent Period for the Evaluation of Neuro-Muscular Function in the Field of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  11. Middle and Long Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials and Their Usage in Fibromyalgia and Schizophrenia
  12. Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders by High-Spatial-Resol.-EMG
  13. EMG vs. Thermography in Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  14. Functional Significance of Facilitation Between the Pronator Teres and Extensor Carpi Radialis in Humans
  15. Visual and Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Neurology
  16. Extraction and Analysis of the Single Motor Unit F-Wave of the Median Nerve
  17. EMG and Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room During Spinal Surgery
  18. Combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with EMG and EEG
  19. Muscle Force Analysis of Human Foot Based on Wearable Sensors and EMG
  20. Affective Processing of Loved Familiar Faces: Contributions from EMG.
  21. Noninvasive Monitoring of Breathing and Swallowing Interaction
  22. Man to Machine, Applications in EMG
  23. Water Surface Electromyography
  24. Scanning Electromyography
  25. EMG PSD Measures in Orthodontic Appliances
  26. New Measurement Techniques of sEMG Signals in Rest
  27. Position for Application in the Ophthalmological Field

Edited by Ganesh Naik October 2012 DOI: 10.5772/3315 ISBN: 978-953-51-0805-4 https://www.intechopen.com/books/

Table of contents

  1. EMG Modeling
  2. Modelling of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in One-Year Follow-Up Study of Patients with Minor Ischaemic Stroke
  3. Relationships Between Surface Electromyography and Strength During Isometric Ramp Contractions
  4. Comparison by EMG of Running Barefoot and Running Shod
  5. Influence of Different Strategies of Treatment Muscle Contraction and Relaxation Phases on EMG Signal Processing and Analysis During Cyclic Exercise
  6. Nonlinear Analysis of Surface EMG Signals
  7. Normalization of EMG Signals: To Normalize or Not to Normalize and What to Normalize to?
  8. The Usefulness of Mean and Median Frequencies in Electromyography Analysis
  9. Feature Extraction Methods for Studying Surface Electromyography and Kinematic Measurements in Parkinson’s Disease
  10. Distinction of Abnormality of Surgical Operation on the Basis of Surface EMG Signals
  11. EMG Decomposition and Artefact Removal
  12. Sphincter EMG for Diagnosing Multiple System Atrophy and Related Disorders
  13. Hand Sign Classification Employing Myoelectric Signals of Forearm
  14. Proposal of a Neuro Fuzzy System for Myoelectric Signal Analysis from Hand-Arm Segment
  15. Design and Control of an EMG Driven IPMC Based Artificial Muscle Finger
  16. Application of Surface Electromyography in the Dynamics of Human Movement
  17. Virtual and Augmented Reality: A New Approach to Aid Users of Myoelectric Prostheses
  18. Signal Acquisition Using Surface EMG and Circuit Design Considerations for Robotic Prosthesis

Edited by Catriona Steele January 2012 DOI: 10.5772/2349 ISBN: 978-953-307-798-7 https://www.intechopen.com/books/

Table of contents

  1. Evaluating the Electromyographical Signal During Symmetrical Load Lifting
  2. EMG Analysis Methods on Robotic Gait Machines
  3. Electromyography in the Study of Muscle Reactions to Vibration Treatment
  4. The Role of Electromyography (EMG) in the Study of Anticipatory Postural Adjustments
  5. Application of Surface Electromyographic Signals to Control Exoskeleton Robots
  6. Trunk Muscle Activity Affects the Level of Performance in Human Body
  7. EMG in People with Different Heel Height Condition
  8. Muscle Activation Patterns During Level Walking and Stair Ambulation
  9. Experimentation and Structural Modeling of Stimulus-Evoked Electromyography in Muscles During Electrically-Elicited Fatigue Process
  10. Assessment of Low Back Muscle by Surface EMG
  11. EMG Analysis of a Pilates Exercise
  12. Electromyography Monitoring for Complete and Incomplete Transections of the Spinal Cord in Humans
  13. EMG Applications in Studies of Arts
  14. SEMG During Both Standing and Walking in m. Ulnaris lateralis of Diversely Trained Horses
  15. Arthroscopic Treatment of Suprascapular Nerve Neuropathy
  16. An Uterine EMG Activity as a Measure of Labor Progression
  17. The Role of Pelvic and Perineal Muscles in Reproductive and Excretory Functions
  18. EMG in Diagnosis of Functional Status of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Women with Urinary Incontinence
  19. Electromyography as a Biofeedback Tool for the Rehabilitating of Swallowing Muscle Function

Advances in Applied Electromyography Edited by Joseph Mizrahi, October 2011 DOI: 10.5772/883 ISBN: 978-953-307-382-8 https://www.intechopen.com/books/

Table of contents

  1. The Role of EMG in Resolving Musculoskeletal Interactions in Able-Bodied and Disabled Human Individuals
  2. Electromyography Assessment of Muscle Recruitment Strategies During High-Intensity Exercise
  3. Classification of Upper Limb Motions from Around-Shoulder Muscle Activities
  4. Walking and Jogging: Quantification of Muscle Activity of the Lower Extremities
  5. EMG Signal Noise Removal Using Neural Netwoks
  6. Electromyography Pattern-Recognition-Based Control of Powered Multifunctional Upper-Limb Prostheses
  7. Pinching Effort Evaluation Based on Tendon Force Estimation
  8. Electromyogram of the Cibarial Pump and the Feeding Process in Hematophagous Hemiptera
  9. Anal Sphincter Electromyogram for Dysfunction of Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor
  10. Electromyography of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Rats

Edited by Mark Schwartz January 2012 DOI: 10.5772/1465 ISBN: 978-953-307-793-2 https://www.intechopen.com/books/

Table of contents

  1. A Critical Review and Proposed Improvement in the Assessment of Muscle Interactions Using sEMG
  2. Location of Electrodes in Surface EMG
  3. The Relationship Between Electromyography and Muscle Force
  4. Electromyography in Myofascial Syndrome
  5. Clinical Implications of Muscle-Tendon & Force Interplay
  6. Nonlinear Analysis for Evaluation of Age-Related Muscle Performance Using Surface Electromyography
  7. The Usefulness of Wavelet Transform to Reduce Noise in the SEMG Signal
  8. Nonlinear Analysis of Surface Electromyography
  9. sEMG Techniques to Detect and Predict Localised Muscle Fatigue
  10. Clinical Application of Silent Period for the Evaluation of Neuro-Muscular Function in the Field of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  11. Middle and Long Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials and Their Usage in Fibromyalgia and Schizophrenia
  12. Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders by High-Spatial-Resolution-EMG
  13. EMG vs. Thermography in Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  14. Functional Significance of Facilitation Between the Pronator Teres and Extensor Carpi Radialis in Humans: Studies with Electromyography and Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation
  15. Visual and Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Neurology
  16. Extraction and Analysis of the Single Motor Unit F-Wave of the Median Nerve
  17. EMG and Evoked Potentials in the Operating Room During Spinal Surgery
  18. Combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Electromyography and Electroencephalography: Application in Diagnosis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  19. Muscle Force Analysis of Human Foot Based on Wearable Sensors and EMG Method
  20. Affective Processing of Loved Familiar Faces: Contributions from Electromyography
  21. Noninvasive Monitoring of Breathing and Swallowing Interaction
  22. Man to Machine, Applications in Electromyography
  23. Water Surface Electromyography
  24. Scanning Electromyography
  25. EMG PSD Measures in Orthodontic Appliances
  26. New Measurement Techniques of Surface Electromyographic Signals in Rest Position for Application in the Ophthalmological Field

Applications, Challenges, and Advancements In Electromyography Signal Processing Editor. Ganesh Naik, May 2014 University of Technology Sydney DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6090-8 ISBN-13: 978-1466660908 ISBN-10: 1466660902

Table of contents

  1. Neural Control of Muscle
  2. New Advances in Single Fiber Electromyography
  3. Detection and Conditioning of EMG
  4. An Introduction to EMG Signal Processing Using MatLab and Microsoft Excel
  5. Modeling the Human Elbow Joint Dynamics from sEMG
  6. Arm Swing during Human Gait Studied by EMG of Upper Limb Muscles
  7. Using in Vivo Subject-Specific Musculotendon Parameters to Investigate Voluntary Movement Changes after Stroke
  8. Study and Interpretation of Neuromuscular Patterns in Golf
  9. Assessing Joint Stability from Eigenvalues Obtained from Multi-Channel EMG: a spine example
  10. Endurance Time Prediction using Electromyography
  11. EMG Activation Pattern during Voluntary Bending and Donning Safety Shoes
  12. Tongue Movement Estimation Based on Suprahyoid Muscle Activity
  13. Design of Myocontrolled Neuroprosthesis: Tricks and Pitfalls
  14. Design and Development of EMG Conditioning System and Hand Gesture Recognition Based on Principal Component Analysis Feature Reduction Technique
  15. The Relationship between Anthropometric Variables and Features of Electromyography Signal for Human–Computer Interface

Springer books on related topics (Proc. of Int. Conf. on NeuroRehabilitation)

IEEE Press, J. Wiley, 2013

Part 1. Injuries of the nervous systemc (3 contributions)

Part 2. Signal detection and conditioning (Eight contributions)

Part 3. Function replacement (Prostheses and orthosis) (Six contributions)

Part 4. Function restoration (Five contributions)

Part 5. Rehabilitation through neuromodulation (Six contributions)


Human Kinetics, 2010 www.humankinetics.com

Essentials of Electromyography

Gary Kamen, David A. Gabriel

  1. Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Bioelectric Signals
    1. Anatomical Features of Muscle
    2. Physiology of the Muscle Fiber
    3. Motor Unit Features
    4. Techniques for Modulating Muscular Force
    5. Other Physiological Influences on the Electromyogram
    6. For Further Reading
  2. Chapter 2. Bioelectricity
    1. Forces in Electricity
    2. Essentials of Electric Circuits
    3. Essentials of Alternating Current
    4. For Further Reading
  3. Chapter 3. EMG Instrumentation
    1. Electrodes
    2. Electrode Configuration
    3. Amplifier Characteristics
    4. Grounding
    5. Computer Interfacing
    6. For Further Reading
  4. Chapter 4. EMG Signal Processing
    1. Amplitude
    2. Cross-Correlation Function
    3. Frequency
    4. Data Window Length
    5. Noise Contamination
    6. Basic Concepts of Digital Filtering
    7. For Further Reading
  5. Chapter 5. EMG–Force and EMG–Fatigue Relationships
    1. Relationships Between Muscular Force and EMG
    2. EMG Analysis During Fatiguing Contractions
    3. Advanced EMG Issues During Fatiguing Contractions
    4. For Further Reading
  6. Chapter 6. Other EMG Applications
    1. EMG and Gait
    2. EMG Activation Timing
    3. Evoked Potentials
    4. Ballistic Movements
    5. For Further Reading
  7. Appendix 2.1 Calculation of Electric Fields
  8. Appendix 2.2 Calculating the Electric Potential at a Point
  9. Appendix 2.3 Electric Circuits
  10. Appendix 2.4 Charging a Capacitor Through a Resistor
  11. Appendix 2.5 The Muscle Fiber as an RC Circuit
  12. Appendix 3.1 Muscle–Tendon End Effects
  13. Appendix 4.1 EMG Area and Slope Measurement
  14. Appendix 4.2 Cross-Correlation Function
  15. Appendix 4.3 Calculating Fourier Coefficients

Edizioni Minerva Medica Torino, 2006
Editors: A. Rainoldi, M. A. Minetto, R. Merletti
Fifteen contributions by 29 International Scientists

  1. Part 1. Skeletal muscle
    Cinque contributi
  2. Part 2. Biomechanics
    Tre contributi
  3. Part 3. Technology
    Tre contributi
  4. Part 4. Electrical Stimulation in Sports
    Quattro contributi

The ABC of EMG, Peter Konrad, Noraxon, 2005

Table of contents

  1. Technical considerations
  2. Myoelectric signal parameters
  3. New techniques

Thought Technology Ltd. 2009-2010

Table of contents

  1. Skeletal muscle properties
  2. Detection of sEMG signals
  3. The sEMG signal
  4. Examples of use

IEEE Press, J. Wiley, 2004

Table of contents

  1. BASIC PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS OF EMG SIGNAL GENERATION T. Moritani, D. Stegeman, R. Merletti
  2. NEEDLE AND WIRE DETECTION TECHNIQUES J. V. Trontelj, J. Jabre, M. Mihelin
  3. DECOMPOSITION OF INTRAMUSCULAR EMG SIGNALS D. W. Stashuk, D. Farina, K. Søgaard
  4. BIOPHYSICS OF THE GENERATION OF EMG SIGNALS D. Farina, R. Merletti, D. F. Stegeman
  5. DETECTION AND CONDITIONING OF THE SURFACE EMG SIGNAL R. Merletti, H. Hermens
  6. SINGLE-CHANNEL TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION FROM THE SURFACE EMG SIGNAL E. A. Clancy, D. Farina, G. Filligoi
  7. MULTI-CHANNEL TECHNIQUES FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION FROM THE SURFACE EMG D. Farina, R. Merletti, C. Disselhorst-Klug
  8. EMG MODELING AND SIMULATION D. F. Stegeman, R. Merletti, H. J. Hermens
  9. MYOELECTRIC MANIFESTATIONS OF MUSCLE FATIGUE R. Merletti, A. Rainoldi, D. Farina
  10. ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES D. Zazula, S. Karlsson, C. Doncarli
  11. SURFACE MECHANOMYOGRAM C. Orizio
  12. SURFACE EMG APPLICATIONS IN NEUROLOGY M. J. Zwarts, D. F. Stegeman, J. G. van Dijk
  13. APPLICATIONS IN ERGONOMICS G. M. Hägg, B. Melin, R. Kadefors
  14. APPLICATIONS IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY F. Felici
  15. APPLICATIONS IN MOVEMENT AND GAIT ANALYSIS C. Frigo, R. Shiavi
  16. APPLICATIONS IN REHABILITATION MEDICINE AND RELATED FIELDS A. Rainoldi, R. Casale, P. Hodges, G. Jull
  17. BIOFEEDBACK APPLICATIONS J. R. Cram
  18. CONTROL OF POWERED UPPER LIMB PROSTHESES P. A. Parker, K. B. Englehart, B. S. Hudgins

Proceedings of the conclusive Symposium of the EU Project “Neuromuscular Assessment in the Elderly Worker (NEW) ” 2004.

Section 1: Epidemiology

Section 2: Information extraction from EMG and MMG.

Section 3: Advanced techniques for neuromuscular clinical assessment.

Section 4: Applications in biofeed-back, rehabilitation and sport medicine.

Proceedings of the Symposia of the EU Project “Prevention of muscle disorders in the operation of computer input devices (PROCID)”, 1999 and 2001.

Roessing Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1999. www.seniam.org

Table of Contents

  1. The Seniam Project B. Freriks, H Hermens
  2. Recommendations for sensors and sensor placement procedures for surface electromyography B. Freriks, H Hermens, C. Disselhorst-Klug, G. Rau
  3. EU Recommendations for signal processing methods for surface EMG R. Merletti, D. Farina, H. Hermens, B. Freriks, J Harlaar
  4. The SENIAM models for surface EMG J. Blok, D. Stegeman, B. Freriks, H Hermens
  5. Guidelines for reporting surface EMG data R. Merletti, W. Wallinga, H. Hermens, B. Freriks
  6. The SENIAM CD-rom B. Freriks
  7. Overview of SENIAM papers and publications

The book reports the results of the European Concerted Action “Surface Electromyography for Non Invasive Assessment of Muscles (SENIAM)”. This book has been a reference guide for many years. Both the book and the “Recommendations” are being up-dated or modified by many recent publications. This book has been translated in Italian. See also www.seniam.org.

Italian translation of the “European Recommendations for Surface Electromyography”, Edizioni Coop. Libraria Universitaria. Torino (CLUT), Italy, 2000.

Accompanying book edited by R. Merletti. Contributors: R. Casale, D. Farina, M. Gazzoni, R. Merletti, A. Merlo, M. Nazzaro, P. Parker, A. Rainoldi, M.P. Schieroni, Edizioni Coop. Libraria Universitaria. Torino (CLUT), Italy, 2000.

Aspen Publishers, 1998 ISBN 0834207516, 9780834207516

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  2. Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Chapter 3 Instrumentation

Aspen Publishers, 1998 ISBN 0834207524, 9780834207523

Table of contents

  1. Part 1. The basics of surface electromyography
  2. Part 2. Surface electromyography: past, present and future
  3. Part 3. Atlas of electrode placements

Taylor and Francis, 1996 ISBN 0 7484 0130 X

Table of contents

  1. Electromyography in ergonomics
  2. Physiological basis and concepts of electromyography
  3. Noise and artefacts
  4. EMG interpretation
  5. Muscle energetics and electromyography
  6. EMG alterations at sustained contractions with special emphasis on applications in ergonomics
  7. Electromyography of upper extremity muscles and ergonomic applications
  8. EMG of neck and shoulder muscles: the relationship between muscle activity and muscle pain in occupational settings
  9. Surface electromyographic assessment of low back pain
  10. Applications of EMG in ergonomics: a clinical perspective

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health USA, 1992

Table of contents

  1. Overview of electromyography in ergonomics
  2. Anatomic and physiologic basis for sEMG
  3. Recording techniques
  4. Instrumentation
  5. Data analysis and applications: interpretation of sEMG
  6. Functional muscle: effect on electromyographic output
  7. Electromyography of upper extremity muscles and ergonomic applications
  8. EMG of neck and shoulder muscles: the relationship between muscle activity and muscle pain in occupational settings
  9. Surface electromyographic assessment of low back pain
  10. Applications of EMG in ergonomics

Surface Electromyography: what’s new? Carlo De Luca, Marco Knaflitz Edizioni CLUT, Torino, Italy, 1992, 67 pages

Table of contents

  1. Technical considerations
  2. Myoelectric signal parameters
  3. New techniques

This monography illustrates the state of the art as of 1992 and is aimed to rehabilitation engineers and life scientists with some background in electronics and signal processing.

Fifth edition, 1985

“Muscle Alive” is the first and still fundamental book in electro-myography (needle and surface) for physical therapists and movement scientists.

The First Edition was authored by Prof. J. Basmajian (MD) and published in 1962.

The Fifth Edition was authored by Prof. J. Basmajian (MD) and Prof C. J. De Luca (PhD in Anatomy and Electrical Engineering) in 1985.

J. Basmajian and C. J. De Luca have been the pioneers of the field.

De Luca C. J. Electromyography, Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, J. G Webster editr, J Wiley Publ., 98-109, 2006 Carlo De Luca, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Chapters about sEMG in non-EMG books

  • A New Method for Quantitative Evaluation of Neurological Disorders based on EMG signals Jongho Lee, Yasuhiro Kagamihara and Shinji Kakei Part of the book: Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering
  • A Review of EMG Techniques for Detection of Gait Disorders Rajat Emanuel Singh, Kamran Iqbal, Gannon White and Jennifer K. Holtz Part of the book: Artificial Intelligence - Applications in Medicine and Biology [Working Title]
  • Quantitative Analysis of Leg Movement and EMG signal in Expert Japanese Traditional Dancer Woong Choi, Tadao Isaka, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi and Kozaburo Hachimura Part of the book: Advances in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Control Systems of Bionic Limbs of the New Generation and Control Systems with EMG Signals of VR and Games and Toys Natallia Ivaniuk, Zahar Ponimash, Vladimir Karimov and Valentsin Shepanskiy Part of the book: Biofeedback
  • EMG-Controlled Prosthetic Hand with Fuzzy Logic Classification Algorithm Beyda Taşar and Arif Gülten Part of the book: Modern Fuzzy Control Systems and Its Applications
  • Recent Trends in EMG-Based Control Methods for Assistive Robots R. A. R. C. Gopura, D. S. V. Bandara, J. M. P. Gunasekara and T. S. S. Jayawardane Part of the book: Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research
  • Evoked EMG Makes Measurement of Muscle Tone Possible by Analysis of the H/M Ratio Satoru Kai and Koji Nakabayashi Part of the book: Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research
  • Age-Related Neuromuscular Adjustments Assessed by EMG Adalgiso Coscrato Cardozo, Mauro Gonçalves, Camilla Zamfolini Hallal and Nise Marques Part of the book: Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research
  • Experimental and Simulated EMG Responses in the Study of the Human Spinal Cord Rinaldo André Mezzarane, Leonardo Abdala Elias, Fernando Henrique Magalhães, Vitor Martins Chaud and André Fabio Kohn Part of the book: Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research
  • Overview of the Application of EMG Recording in the Diagnosis and Approach of Neurological Disorders Yunfen Wu, María Ángeles Martínez Martínez and Pedro Orizaola Balaguer Part of the book: Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research
  • Pelvic floor EMG: principles, technique and applications, Merletti R. Ch 7 of the book Childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunctions
  • The electromyogram Ch. 5 of the book Bioelectrical signal processing in cardiac and neurological applications
  • Measurements of localized muscle fatigue in biceps brachii using objective and subjective measures, S. Kumar, T. Amell, Y. Narayan, N. Prasad Ch, 6 of the book Muscle Strength
  • Electromyography and muscle force, C.M. Sommerich, W. S. Marras Ch. 17 of the book Muscle Strength
  • Myoelectric manifestations of muscle fatigue, R. Merletti, D. Farina, A. Rainoldi Ch. 18 of the book Muscle Strength