Orderly Stimulation of Skeletal Muscle Motor Units with Tripolar Nerve Cuff Electrode

Richard Baratta, Masayoshi Ichie, Sung Kwan Hwang, Moshe 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, motor units conduction velocity, firing rate behavior 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)836-843
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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