In order to determine stimulation sequence of thumb muscles, activities of nine thumb muscles and the palmaris longus were analyzed in normal subjects by averaging their EMGs. In this analysis, it was found that well coordinated cocontraction of these thumb muscles were required for finer movements and precise positioning of the thumb. Based on this analysis, several standard stimulation patterns for the thumb muscles were programmed and stored into a computer-controlled functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) system.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1986 Dec 1|
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