Multi-electrode stimulation of myelinated nerve fibers

P.H. Veltink, J.A. van Alsté, J. Holsheimer

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    Patients with a central nervous system injury resulting in total or partial paralysis of extremities often have an intact peripheral neuromuscular system. Many attempts were made to restore lost functions by artificial electrical stimulation of the peripheral neuromuscular system. In principle, inducing muscle contraction is possible through electrical stimulation of the ventral roots, the peripheral nerves or the muscles themselves.
    In the latter case the nerve branches in the muscle are stimulated rather than the muscle fibers themselves (Grandjean and Mortimer, 1984; Eichhorn et al., 1984). The stimulation electrodes can be applied on the surface of the skin (transcutaneous stimulation), through the skin (percutaneous stimulation) or by implantation (transcutaneous stimulation)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRobots and biological systems
    Subtitle of host publicationtowards a new bionics?
    EditorsPaolo Dario, Giulio Sandini, Patrick Aebischer
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-58069-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-63461-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventNATO Advanced Workshop on Robots and Biological Systems 1989 - II Ciocco, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy
    Duration: 26 Jun 198930 Jun 1989

    Publication series

    NameNATO ASI Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences


    WorkshopNATO Advanced Workshop on Robots and Biological Systems 1989
    CityCastelvecchio Pascoli


    • METIS-112515
    • Nerve Fiber
    • Motor Unit
    • Nerve Stimulation
    • Functional Electrical Stimulation
    • Motor Unit Recruitment


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