Knee muscle fatigue estimation during isometric artificially elicited contractions in incomplete spinal cord injured subjects

Antonio J. del Ama*, Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Juan C. Moreno, Julio Gómez-Soriano, Steffano Piazza, Aikaterini D. Koutsou, Ángel Gil-Agudo, Jose L Pons

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Abstract

Muscle fatigue due to functional electrical stimulation still prevents its widespread use as a gait rehabilitation tool for Spinal Cord Injured subjects. Although there is an active research towards optimization of pulse parameters to delay muscle fatigue, changes in stimulated muscle’s performance during repeated contractions due to fatigue have not been yet determined. A study of muscle fatigue of knee extensors and flexors of incomplete SCI during isometric contractions is presented. The outcome of this study is the proposal of objective criteria for detecting muscle fatigue from initial changes has been extracted. Also a comparison between flexors and extensors knee muscle fatigue models is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages327-332
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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