A procedure has been developed to determine the number of pulses and interpulse intervals necessary for an N-let (set of N closely spaced stimulation pulses) to elicit the maximal twitch response in human skeletal muscle. It was found that using a doublet (N=2) produced the largest force-time integral per pulse. Since muscular fatigue during electrical stimulation is believed to be a function of the number of pulses received, the doublet was identified as the optimal twitch producing mechanism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1992|
|Event||18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992 - Kingston, United States|
Duration: Mar 12 1992 → Mar 13 1992
|Name||Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC|
|Conference||18th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 1992|
|Period||3/12/92 → 3/13/92|
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