Is High-frequency stiffness a measure for the number of attached cross-bridges?

B.J.J.J. van der Linden, Hubertus F.J.M. Koopman, P.A.J.B.M. Huijing, H.J. Grootenboer

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Abstract

Muscle stiffness is an important property for movement control. Stiffness is a measure for the resistance against mechanical disturbances in muscular-skeletal systems. In general muscle stiffness is assumed to depend on the number of attached cross-bridges. It is not possible to measure this number in vivo or vitro. In experiments, high frequency perturbations are used to obtain a measurement of stiffness. In this paper a simulation study is presented concerning the correlation between the number of attached cross-bridges and high-frequency stiffness. A model based on the sliding-filament theory was used for the simulation of dynamic contractions. It is concluded that these two methods of muscle stiffness determination do not yield compatible results during lengthening
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 1996 IEEE/EMBS 18th Annual International Conference
Place of PublicationAmnsterdam
PublisherIEEE
Pages-
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)CD-ROM 90-90100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 1996
Event18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996: Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 31 Oct 19963 Nov 1996
Conference number: 18

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE
Volume2

Conference

Conference18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996
Abbreviated titleEMBC
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period31/10/963/11/96

Keywords

  • METIS-145274
  • IR-32998

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van der Linden, B. J. J. J., Koopman, H. F. J. M., Huijing, P. A. J. B. M., & Grootenboer, H. J. (1996). Is High-frequency stiffness a measure for the number of attached cross-bridges? In Proceedings 1996 IEEE/EMBS 18th Annual International Conference (pp. -). Amnsterdam: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1996.651866