What is Seniam?
The SENIAM project (Surface ElectroMyoGraphy
for the Non-Invasive Assessment of Muscles) is a European
concerted action in the Biomedical Health and Research Program
(BIOMED II) of the European Union.
Surface ElectroMyoGraphy SEMG is a technique
which is used for many applications in area's like Neurology,
Rehabilitation, Orthopeadics, Ergonomics, Sports, etc. Although
its basics have already been developed at the beginning of
the twentieth century and SEMG became rapidly populair during
the last ten years, SEMG isn't still a widespread used technique.
Most developments have taken place scattered over the world
in specific scientific groups. The methodology used by these
groups is often very different. The variety in methodology
used hampers widespread use of the technique therefore standardization
| Why this Project?
The objectives of this project where twofold:
- To solve key items that prevent a useful exchange of data
and (clinical) experience.
- To integrate basic and applied research on SEMG at a Eurpean
level in order to establish European co-operation.
Results of research
The SENIAM project has resulted
in European recommendations for sensors and sensor placement
procedures and signal processing methods for SEMG, a set of
simulation models for education and testing, a set of test signals,
eight books, publications and a European network for SEMG: the