Simulation of intrafascicular and extraneural nerve stimulation

Petrus H. Veltink, Jan A. van Alste, H.B.K. Boom

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A model of nerve stimulation for control of muscle contraction and ensuing isometrical muscle force has been developed and implemented in a simulation algorithm. A description of nerve fiber excitation was obtained using probability distributions of a number of excitation parameters. The volume conduction model of the stimulated nerve incorporates both inhomogeneities and anisotropy within the nerve. The nerve geometry was assumed to be cylindrically symmetric. The model of the nerve fiber excitation mechanism was based on that of D.R. McNeal (1976), using the Frankenhaeuser-Huxley equations. Simulations showed that the diameter dependence of nerve fiber recruitment is influenced by the electrode geometry
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)69-75
JournalIEEE transactions on biomedical engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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