EMG ANALYSIS OF THE THUMB AND ITS APPLICATION TO FNS.

M. Ichie, Y. Handa, A. Naito, T. Handa, N. Matsushita, N. Hoshimiya

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages538-540
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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