Impact of quarantine, due to COVID-19, on physical activity, monitored with EEG

case study

  • Eugen Bastiurea "Dunărea de Jos" University of Galați
  • Zenovia Stan "Dunărea de Jos" University of Galați
Keywords: physical activity, COVID-19, EEG monitoring, online Pilates sessions


Due to the situation created by the emergence of Covid-19, we found that the restrictions and quarantine had a significant effect on normal activities and especially on physical activities. Physical education teachers, coaches, sports instructors, etc., were forced to change the approach of this segment of activity, from all points of view. As the promotion of physical activity has become a global priority, leading to a drastic review of this field, we used the most advanced study methods to establish the effects of quarantine and motor activities at home on brain activity.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a method that records electrical activity on the scalp and measures voltage changes resulting from ionic current flows in brain neurons. In this case study, we monitored the EEG activity of a Pilates instructor also the manifestation of brain waves (Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma) during specific activities during quarantine. We assumed that this forced adaptation to indoor activity will lead to certain manifestations of the brain waves depending on the specifics of the activities (theoretical training, physical training and online teaching Pilates sessions) and will be influenced by the extension of the quarantine period.


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How to Cite
Bastiurea, E. and Stan, Z. (2020) “Impact of quarantine, due to COVID-19, on physical activity, monitored with EEG”, Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XV, Physical Education and Sport Management, 2, pp. 42-50. doi: