Co-activation of Muscles in Biomechanical Modeling

Document Type : Short Communications


1 MSc Sharif University

2 MSc Tehran University

3 PhD SHarif University


AbstractMuscles co-activation is a significant concept often used in the studies of spine and knee joint biomechanics and rehabilitation. Researchers and clinicians use this measure to design rehabilitation strategies and/or evaluate clinical interventions. In this paper, biomechanical and physiological consequences of co-activation of muscles are discussed succinctly using a number of illustrative examples. The paper shall further demonstrate the need for more cooperation and interaction between clinicians and biomechanical engineers for development of better biomechanical models, assisting the development of new experimental designs and more precise methods of evaluating neuromuscular performance during functional tasks.Keywords: Muscles Co-activation, Biomechanics, Modeling

  • Receive Date: 03 November 2010
  • Revise Date: 05 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 22 May 2022