A nonspace invariant model of volume conductor for surface electromyography(EMG) signal generation is analytically investigated. The volume conductor comprises planar layers representing the muscle and subcutaneous tissues. The muscle tissue is homogeneous and anisotropic while the subcutaneous layer is inhomogeneous and isotropic. The inhomogeneity is modeled as a smooth variation in conductivity along the muscle fiber direction. This may reflect a practical situation of tissues with different conductivity properties in different locations or of transitions between tissues with different properties. The problem is studied with the regular perturbation theory, through a series expansion of the electric potential. This leads to a set of Poisson's problems, for which the source term in an equation and the boundary conditions are determined by the solution of the previous equations. This set of problems can be solved iteratively. The solution is obtained in the two-dimensional Fourier domain,with spatial angular frequencies corresponding to the longitudinal and perpendicular direction with respect to the muscle fibers, in planes parallel to the detection surface. The series expansion is truncated for the practical implementation. Representative simulations are presented. The proposed model constitutes anew approach for surface EMG signal simulation with applications related to the validation of methods for information extraction from this signal

An analytical model for surface EMG generation in volume conductors with smooth conductivity variations / Mesin, Luca; Farina, D.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0018-9294. - STAMPA. - 53:5(2006), pp. 773-779. [10.1109/TBME.2006.872825]

An analytical model for surface EMG generation in volume conductors with smooth conductivity variations

MESIN, LUCA;
2006

Abstract

A nonspace invariant model of volume conductor for surface electromyography(EMG) signal generation is analytically investigated. The volume conductor comprises planar layers representing the muscle and subcutaneous tissues. The muscle tissue is homogeneous and anisotropic while the subcutaneous layer is inhomogeneous and isotropic. The inhomogeneity is modeled as a smooth variation in conductivity along the muscle fiber direction. This may reflect a practical situation of tissues with different conductivity properties in different locations or of transitions between tissues with different properties. The problem is studied with the regular perturbation theory, through a series expansion of the electric potential. This leads to a set of Poisson's problems, for which the source term in an equation and the boundary conditions are determined by the solution of the previous equations. This set of problems can be solved iteratively. The solution is obtained in the two-dimensional Fourier domain,with spatial angular frequencies corresponding to the longitudinal and perpendicular direction with respect to the muscle fibers, in planes parallel to the detection surface. The series expansion is truncated for the practical implementation. Representative simulations are presented. The proposed model constitutes anew approach for surface EMG signal simulation with applications related to the validation of methods for information extraction from this signal
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