Organizing principles for single joint isometric contractions

Gyan C. Agarwal*, Bryan P. Flaherty, Daniel M. Corcos, Gerald L. Gottlieb

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The dual-strategy hypothesis of motor control is extended to isometric contractions about the elbow. Subjects made isometric contractions (both pulses and steps) of different amplitudes and rates. The speed-sensitive strategy is used when the task requires the subject to explicitly regulate the rate at which torque is generated. In all other situations, the speed-insensitive strategy is used.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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