The Influence of Biofeedback on Exercise Correctness and Muscle Activity

Laurentiu-Octavian Toader, Nicolai Bo Kliver Jensen, Michael Boelstoft 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 publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings
EditorsEva Brooks, Anthony L. Brooks, Nikolas Vidakis
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2018
Pages139-150
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-76907-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-76908-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity & Game Creation - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 30 Oct 201731 Oct 2017
http://artsit.org/2017/show/home

Conference

Conference6th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity & Game Creation
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period30/10/201731/10/2017
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume229
ISSN1867-8211

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Best student paper ArtsIT 2017

Keywords

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

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Toader, L-O., Jensen, N. B. K., & Holte, M. B. (2018). The Influence of Biofeedback on Exercise Correctness and Muscle Activity. In E. Brooks, A. L. Brooks, & N. Vidakis (Eds.), Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 139-150). Springer Publishing Company. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Vol.. 229 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_14
Toader, Laurentiu-Octavian ; Jensen, Nicolai Bo Kliver ; Holte, Michael Boelstoft. / The Influence of Biofeedback on Exercise Correctness and Muscle Activity. Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings. editor / Eva Brooks ; Anthony L. Brooks ; Nikolas Vidakis. Springer Publishing Company, 2018. pp. 139-150 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Vol. 229).
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The Influence of Biofeedback on Exercise Correctness and Muscle Activity. / Toader, Laurentiu-Octavian; Jensen, Nicolai Bo Kliver; Holte, Michael Boelstoft.

Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings. ed. / Eva Brooks; Anthony L. Brooks; Nikolas Vidakis. Springer Publishing Company, 2018. p. 139-150.

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Toader L-O, Jensen NBK, Holte MB. The Influence of Biofeedback on Exercise Correctness and Muscle Activity. In Brooks E, Brooks AL, Vidakis N, editors, Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings. Springer Publishing Company. 2018. p. 139-150. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Vol. 229). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_14