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PURPOSE This study investigated whether muscle fatigue during functional electrical stimulation (FES)-induced cycling was associated with changes occurring in evoked electromyographic signals (eEMG, M-waves) in individuals with spinal cord injury. We also explored the effects of recovery intervals between exercise sessions on the relationship between eEMG(More)
This study analysed external power output and physiologic responses in 5 individuals with paraplegia during 40 minutes of electrical stimulation leg cycle exercise. Cycling was performed on a motor-driven isokinetic ergometer that enabled precise determinations of power output. Electrical stimulation was increased to 120-140 mA within the first 5 minutes(More)
An isokinetic functional electrical stimulation leg cycle ergometer (iFES-LCE) was developed for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The iFES-LCE was designed to allow cycle training over a broad range of pedalling cadences (5-60 rev/min) to promote both muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness. A commercially available motorized cycle(More)
This study investigated the activation dynamics of electrical stimulation-evoked muscle contractions performed by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose was to determine whether electrical stimulation (ES) firing patterns during cycling exercise should be altered in response to fatigue-induced changes in the time taken for force to rise and(More)
Objectives.  To investigate the nature of the force-velocity relationship on muscle forces and power outputs during functional electrical stimulation (FES)-evoked cycling at different pedaling cadences. Materials and Methods.  Ten patients with T4-T9 spinal cord injuries (ASIA A) performed FES-evoked cycling at 50 rev/min using a motorized isokinetic(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare the mechanical power and work generated by able-bodied subjects during functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) vs. functional electrical stimulation (FES) induced ergometer training conditions. Both stimulation methods were applied at a 30 Hz frequency to the quadriceps muscles of 22 healthy able-bodied subjects to(More)
Rehabilitation of persons with pareses commonly uses recumbent pedalling and a rigid pedal boot that fixes the ankle joint from moving. This study was performed to provide general muscle moments (GMM) and joint power data from able-bodied subjects performing recumbent cycling at two workloads. Twenty-six able-bodied subjects pedalled a stationary recumbent(More)
An exercise device, employing functional electrical stimulation (FES) of leg muscles and a seated elliptical stepping mechanism, was developed for people with neurological disabilities. A feedback motor control system was developed to maintain constant (“isokinetic”) pedalling cadence, and the device could both assist legs with poor muscle(More)
This systematic review with a meta-analysis of studies was carried out to evaluate the potential of overwork weakness on the basis of grip strength of dominant and nondominant hands in individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). Numerous electronic databases were searched from the earliest records to February 2016. Studies of any design including(More)