Optimizing muscle force for functional electrical stimulation

Z. Z. Karu, W. K. Durfee

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Abstract

A procedure has been developed to determine the number of pulses and interpulse intervals necessary for an N-let (set of N closely spaced stimulation pulses) to elicit the maximal twitch response in human skeletal muscle. It was found that using a doublet (N=2) produced the largest force-time integral per pulse. Since muscular fatigue during electrical stimulation is believed to be a function of the number of pulses received, the doublet was identified as the optimal twitch producing mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages77-78
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780309022
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992 - Kingston, United States
Duration: Mar 12 1992Mar 13 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001

Conference

Conference18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992
CountryUnited States
CityKingston
Period3/12/923/13/92

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