International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 6 (2016) No. 5, pages: 793-798, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.6.5.1205

EMG Signals Analysis of BF and RF Muscles In Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) During Walking

M. N. Mohd Nor, R. Jailani, N. M. Tahir, Ihsan Mohd Yassin, Zairi Ismael Rizman, Rahmat Hidayat

Abstract

This paper presents the analysis of Electromyography (EMG) signals at lower limb muscles during walking. The muscles of Biceps Femoris (BF) and Rectus Femoris (RF) were examined between ASD and TD children. The EMG signals pattern will be observed over one gait cycle and the statistical analysis will be used to compare the significant difference of two muscles between ASD and TD children. The result shows that there are significant differences in RF muscle for both ASD and TD children at 70% of gait cycle (p value is equal to 0.007) and at 90% of gait cycle (p value is equal to 0.023). From this result, the RF muscle shall be considered as the vital muscle for rehabilitation plan.

Keywords:

Electromyography (EMG), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Biceps Femoris (BF) muscle, Rectus Femoris (RF) muscle

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