We are happy to announce the first publication where our new method- MC- was used in impact biomechanics. The aim of the study was to evaluate a novel approach to measuring neck muscle load and activity in vehicle collision conditions.
The authors concluded that such an approach enables a more detailed assessment of the muscle-tendon complex load of a vehicle occupant in pre-impact and impact conditions. Also, the passive component of the muscle-tendon complex force cannot be estimated by EMG itself. The MC sensor can efficiently measure the activity of the superficial neck muscles that contribute the main action to the impact response.
The mechanomyography offers the possibility to complement and overcome some difficulties of EMG, commonly used in volunteer testing of human body dynamics and interaction with a vehicle. The potential usability of MC sensors includes an analysis of the human body response in low-severity impact conditions, development of restraints and active safety systems, as well as the ergonomics of vehicle interiors.