Electromyography (EMG) is a useful tool in many applications for allowing users to gain an understanding into how the neuromuscular system helps to keep us moving through the world. Muscles play a vital role in daily tasks and investigating their contributions to movement allows researchers, clinicians, sport scientists and health professionals to solve questions within human movement sciences.
However, as with many tools and technologies, appropriate implementation of the EMG technology and care during interpretation of the data must be taken. The best way to mitigate against misuse is through education. Through learning and appreciating factors and concepts behind the application of electromyography (EMG), we can better guide our use of technology and further the exploration of neural control.
We have put together a list of useful resources that will help build an introductory understanding of the uses and applications of EMG.