Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures

M. Darliana, Baba Md Deros, D. I.D. Dian, R. I. Ahmad

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Abstract

This study was conducted to analyses the Biceps Brachii (BB) muscle contraction during different driving postures. Drivers' posture is one of the factors that contribute to driving fatigue that eventually may lead to road accident and injuries. The experiment conducted for this study is using the surface electromyography (SEMG) method for objective evaluation of muscle involved in driving activities. A total of 14 participants are involved in the experiment. The experiment was done on three different posture based on comfortable angles published by previous research. From the results analysis, the RMS value for activity left turn is lower than activity for right turn for all three postures and results also shows that posture B with elbow angle of 134° is perceived as most comfortable based on the lowest value of muscle contraction with a value of 15.67μV. The outcomes from this study are hoped to benefit both manufactures and also car users in ensuring better and optimum driving postures that can avoid fatigue and injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume18
Issue numberSpecialissue2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018

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Muscle Contraction
Posture
Fatigue
Wounds and Injuries
Electromyography
Elbow
Accidents
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Muscles
Research

Keywords

  • Comfort
  • Driving posture
  • Muscle contraction
  • Seat design
  • Surface electromyography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Darliana, M., Md Deros, B., Dian, D. I. D., & Ahmad, R. I. (2018). Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18(Specialissue2), 41-46.

Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures. / Darliana, M.; Md Deros, Baba; Dian, D. I.D.; Ahmad, R. I.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2, 10.06.2018, p. 41-46.

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Darliana, M, Md Deros, B, Dian, DID & Ahmad, RI 2018, 'Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. Specialissue2, pp. 41-46.
Darliana M, Md Deros B, Dian DID, Ahmad RI. Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 Jun 10;18(Specialissue2):41-46.
Darliana, M. ; Md Deros, Baba ; Dian, D. I.D. ; Ahmad, R. I. / Biceps Brachii muscle contraction during different driving postures. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2. pp. 41-46.
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