Deltoid anterior contraction in maneuvering the steering wheel

Nor Kamaliana Khamis, Baba Md Deros, D. Schramm, M. Koppers, N. Maas, Mohd. Zaki Nuawi

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Abstract

While driving, a driver is required to control the steering wheel to change direction. The driver's muscles of the upper limbs and shoulders are involved in such a task. Therefore, an assessment of the driver's physiology according to certain condition is necessary to improve driving comfort and safety. This study aims to investigate the driver's Deltoid Anterior (DA) muscle activity while operating the steering wheel. Eleven test subjects were recruited for an experiment using a car simulator. They were required to remain in the car seat and perform the task of steering the wheel. Surface electromyography (SEMG) was used to record each subject's muscle contraction while turning the steering wheel to the right and left by several degrees. According to the findings, 45 degrees turning recorded the highest Root mean Square (RMS) value for DA. In addition, DA muscle activation increased with more degrees turning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume18
Issue numberSpecialissue2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018

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Deltoid Muscle
Electromyography
Muscle Contraction
Upper Extremity
Safety
Muscles
Direction compound

Keywords

  • Deltoid anterior
  • Discomfort
  • Distant seated posture
  • Driver
  • SEMG
  • Steering wheel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Deltoid anterior contraction in maneuvering the steering wheel. / Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Md Deros, Baba; Schramm, D.; Koppers, M.; Maas, N.; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2, 10.06.2018, p. 52-59.

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Khamis, NK, Md Deros, B, Schramm, D, Koppers, M, Maas, N & Nuawi, MZ 2018, 'Deltoid anterior contraction in maneuvering the steering wheel', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. Specialissue2, pp. 52-59.
Khamis NK, Md Deros B, Schramm D, Koppers M, Maas N, Nuawi MZ. Deltoid anterior contraction in maneuvering the steering wheel. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 Jun 10;18(Specialissue2):52-59.
Khamis, Nor Kamaliana ; Md Deros, Baba ; Schramm, D. ; Koppers, M. ; Maas, N. ; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki. / Deltoid anterior contraction in maneuvering the steering wheel. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2. pp. 52-59.
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