The effects of several stimulation patterns at constant duty cycle on isometric and isokinetic knee torque development and fatigue-induced torque decline in electrically stimulated paralyzed human quadriceps were studied. The benefit of optimizing the interpulse intervals (PISi)n comparison to a repetitive train (constant PIS) increased with the number of stimulation pulses. Application of an optimized pattern on sustained intermittent stimulation resulted in higher torque-time integral ("TI) per cycle. The overall loss had a typical exponential decay reaching asymptotic values.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th annual international conference of the IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society|
|Place of Publication||San Diego, USA|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Oct 1993|
|Event||15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1993 - San Diego, United States|
Duration: 28 Oct 1993 → 31 Oct 1993
Conference number: 15
|Conference||15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1993|
|Period||28/10/93 → 31/10/93|
Franken, H. M., Franken, H. M., van Harn, A., Veltink, P. H., Thomsen, M., Thomsen, M., & Boom, H. B. K. (1993). The effect of a stimulation pattern on force and fatigue of paralyzed human quadriceps. In Proceedings of the 15th annual international conference of the IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society (pp. 1184-1185). San Diego, USA: IEEE.