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BIO304L: Human Physiology Lab

Unit 4: Electromyography (EMG)   In this section, you will learn about electromyography (EMG)—the process by which the electrical activity of muscle is measured—using specific software called Biopac.  You will learn all about how to use Biopac, including how to attach the electrodes to muscles and how to record and interpret data.

Unit 4 Time Advisory
This unit will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

  • Assessment: Bluegrass Community & Technical College: “Biopac: Electromyography Lab” and “Biopac Electromyography Worksheet” and Biopac Science Lab: “EMG” Links: Bluegrass Community & Technical College: “Biopac: Electromyography Lab Instructions” (PDF) and “Biopac Electromyography Worksheet” (PDF) and Biopac Science Lab: “EMG” (PDF)
     
    Instructions: Review the first link to learn about EMG procedure and set-up. Open the second PDF to estimate results and answer the questions presented in the lab. In the last link read pages 8 through 9 for an introduction to Biopac’s tools and information on how electrodes are attached. Lastly, check the answers and estimated data results you provided in “Biopac Electromyography Worksheet” against the Answer Guide on pages 42 through 45. 
     
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  • Web Media: YouTube: BackpackBiology: “EMG BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part I,” “EMG BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part I (Review),” and “EMG and Dynamometer BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part II” Links: YouTube: BackpackBiology: “EMG BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part I,” (YouTube) “EMG BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part I (Review),” (YouTube) and “EMG and Dynamometer BioPac Demo Spring 2011 Part II” (YouTube)
     
    Instructions: Please watch these short videos (about 15 minutes in total) to visualize the tools and electrodes used in recording EMG activity.  These videos demonstrate how to attach the electrodes, run relevant software, and collect data. 
     
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