A preliminary study of action potential propagation in paretic muscle of stroke survivors

John R. Schieber, Nina l Suresh, William Z Rymer, Ping Zhou

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Abstract

Individual motor unit action potential (MUAP) propagation along the muscle fibers was assessed in paretic muscle of stroke survivors. Single motor unit activity was recorded from the biceps brachii muscle on the paretic side of stroke survivors using a surface electrode array. Among the 15 clearly identified low-threshold motor units, six units showed little delay between MUAPs on different electrodes aligned along muscle fibers, resulting in abnormally high values of calculated propagation velocities, while clear action potential delay was observed for the other motor units. Several factors that possibly lead to this observation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages222-223
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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