Properties of orderly recruited motor units with tripolar cuff electrode

R. Barratta, M. Ichie, M. Solomonow

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Abstract

Summary form only given, as follows. Motor units of the soleus and m. gastrocnemius muscles were recruited in order according to size with stimuli delivered by a tripolar nerve cuff electrode. One stimulus controlled the firing rate, while the second recruited the motor units, with the electrode's center pole serving both stimuli. A series of test procedures verified that motor units were indeed recruited according to their size, that firing rate increase and motor unit recruitment were independent of each other, that a wide range of firing rate and recruitment control strategies could be implemented, and that the force fatigue profile showed resistance at low recruitment levels and progressive susceptibility as larger motor units were recruited.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1988 Nov 41988 Nov 7

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OtherProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period88/11/488/11/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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