What Is Muscle Fatigue

 
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Muscle fatigue is the decline in ability of a muscle to generate force. It can be a result of vigorous exercise but abnormal fatigue may be caused by barriers to or interference with the different stages of muscle contraction.

There are two main causes of muscle fatigue: the limitations of a nerve's ability to generate a sustained signal (neural fatigue); and the reduced ability of the muscle fiber to contract (metabolic fatigue).

(from Wikipedia)

 

Why It Matters

 

Poor Posture

Poor sitting posture is a major cause of muscle fatigue on back for white-collar workers

Vigorous Exercise

Excessive or improper vigorous exercises commonly result in muscle fatigue in daily life

Special Work

Muscle fatigue is a common phenomenon in some certain professions like sheep shearers

Muscle Weakness

Muscle fatigue can directly lead to a significant reduction in muscle force generating

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain can be considered as a symptom of worse condition of muscle fatigue

Muscle Injury

Chronic and severe muscle fatigue carries a risk of causing muscle injury

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What MiAu Provides

 
Muscle Fatigue MonitoringFatigue Condition WarningFatigue Release Instruction
 

MiAu applies advanced surface electromyography (sEMG) technique to monitor the condition of different muscles during various circumstances:
  • Long time sitting: MiAu provides the detection of muscle fatigue on back caused by sitting in a poor posture for work or study. This function especailly benifits white-collar workers and students, though they may not pay much attention to the influence of poor postures;
  • Vigorous exercise: MiAu can monitor the muscle fatigue of upper limb and lower limb during daily exercises. This function applies to both professional training and daily fitness purpose;
  • Special work protection: MiAu supports to detect the muscle fatigue of certain professions during work, which aims to prevent the occupational injury caused by excessive muscle fatigue.
  • MiAu sends warnings to users once muscle fatigue is detected. To avoid users neglecting warnings until severe consequences, MiAu provides:
  • Screen display: Warnings generated by MiAu APP will display on the mobile phone screen;
  • Phone vibration: Warnings generated by MiAu APP will drive the mobile phone to viberate.
  • MiAu provides professional muscle fatigue relief instructions once warnings are received by users.
  • Relaxation exercise: Videos of one-minute exercises for specific muscles are available in MiAu APP;
  • Health information: More health information provided by cooperative clinics is available in MiAu APP.