The influence of biofeedback on exercise correctness and muscle activity

L. Toader, N.B.K. Jensen, M.B. Holte

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback fitness application, and its potential to improve resistance training and exercise execution using the measure of muscle activity. To examine this, an application was built and tested using biceps curl as the reference exercise. The participants were divided into three conditions: the first condition did not receive any feedback, the second condition received feedback from a personal trainer, and the last used the feedback presented by the application. The focus is to investigate the participant’s ability to activate muscle fibres in the biceps, and improve the execution in regards to minimising the shoulder involvement over three sets. The results of the study do not provide any statistically significant improvements using biofeedback versus no feedback. However, the participants with the applicational support, as well as the participants within the personal trainer condition, show a slight improvement on the visual correctness of the exercise execution. The lack of statistically significance, important observations and indications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation : ArtsIT 2017, DLI 2017: Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks, Eva Brooks, Nikolas Vidakis
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer
Publication date7. Mar 2018
Pages139-150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7. Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 30. Oct 201731. Oct 2017

Conference

Conference Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period30/10/201731/10/2017
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume229
ISSN1867-8211

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • EMG
  • Exercise correctness
  • Fitness
  • Muscle activity

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