Method for studying muscle properties under orderly stimulated motor units with tripolar nerve cuff electrode

R. Baratta, M. Ichie, S. Hwang, M. Solomonow

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Abstract

An electrical nerve stimulation technique, using single tripolar electrode, was shown to be capable of recruiting motor units according to their size, while allowing simultaneous but independent control of firing rate in the active units. Test paradigms consisting of established fundamental physiological concepts of soleus-gastrocnemius architecture, firing rate behaviour of motor units of different sizes, and their susceptibility to fatigue were employed to validate the technique and demonstrate its utility as a basic and applied research tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Biomedical Engineering
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Mar

Keywords

  • Electrical stimulation
  • motor units
  • muscle
  • recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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