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Functional Electric Stimulation

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism

Published in print October 1995 | ISBN: 9780195058239
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847839 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0021
Functional Electric Stimulation

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This chapter describes the electric stimulation of peripheral nervous tissue, especially in order to produce muscular activity. Therefore it is called functional electric stimulation. The electric stimulation of biological tissue is an important topic in clinical applications. This chapter considers the behavior of several models of nerve stimulation based on principles of electrophysiology. These models are fairly simple; this is both an asset (in the mathematical analysis) and a limitation. The results are nevertheless important as they provide a starting point toward the elucidation of more realistic models, and as some of the insights gained have wider applicability.

Keywords: functional electric stimulation; biological tissue; nerve stimulation; electrophysiology; mathematical model; myelinated fiber

Chapter.  5956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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