Evaluation of motor preparatory activity in manual control using the measurement of ERP

Masato Sakurai, Takuya Ichikawa, Miwa Nakanishi, Sakae Yamamoto

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Abstract

To examine the relationship between the Event-Related Potential (ERP) and the changes of EMG in the right hand of observers in manual control, it was measured the physiological responses of EEG and EMG when steering a wheel to handle the object through the gate as the task. In the results, there are the negative slopes of ERP before steering the wheel. At first, the potentials rise gradually negative (N1) and change rapidly (N2) to the peak at the time of steering the wheel. It is suggested that N1 is the preparatory activity to steer the wheel and N2 is the activity to exercise the muscle in motor preparation from the relationship between the start points of N1, N2, and the responses of EMG, and the amount of steering the wheel with the time lag.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErgonomics for All
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
Pages313-316
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Nov 72010 Nov 10

Publication series

NameErgonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010

Other

Other9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period10/11/710/11/10

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Keywords

  • EMG
  • ERP
  • Manual control
  • Motor preparatory activity
  • Time lag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Sakurai, M., Ichikawa, T., Nakanishi, M., & Yamamoto, S. (2011). Evaluation of motor preparatory activity in manual control using the measurement of ERP. In Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 (pp. 313-316). (Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010).