EMG (electromyography) is a very useful measurement tool and one that has a lot of good uses in research however one needs to be aware of the limitations of using this data to make inferences into real world scenarios. The nature of EMG measurements being used and the processing of the raw data make the variance of readings and findings high.
EMG measurement fidelity.
EMG is an indirect measure and thus is open to a range of confounding factors that need to be controlled for.
- Connection quality – It is of the upmost imprtance that the researcher has a good knowlege of muscles anatomy since EMG diao