Eduardo M. Scheeren

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Skeletal muscle force production following repetitive contractions is preferentially reduced when muscle is evaluated with low-frequency stimulation. This selective impairment in force generation is called low-frequency fatigue (LFF) and could be dependent on the contraction type. The purpose of this study was to compare LFF after concentric and eccentric(More)
Mechanomyography (MMG) is a technique for measuring muscle oscillations and fatigue. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been applied to control movements mainly in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The goal of this study is the application of the MMG signal as a tool to investigate muscle response during FES. Ten healthy individuals (HI) and(More)
Mechanomyography (MMG) measures both muscular contraction and stretching activities and can be used as feedback in the control of neuroprostheses with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). In this study we evaluated the correlation between MMG features and passive knee angular movement of rectus femoris and vastus lateralis muscles acquired from healthy(More)
Several pathologies can cause muscle spasticity. Modified Ashworth scale (MAS) can rank spasticity, however its results depend on the physician subjective evaluation. This study aims to show a new approach to spasticity assessment by means of MMG analysis of hamstrings antagonist muscle group (quadriceps muscle). Four subjects participated in the study,(More)
Resumo: Muscle contractions generate lateral oscillations and motion artifacts that can be detected by MMG sensors placed in the inner and outer sides of the forearm. These artifacts can significantly affect signal processing and eventually it is necessary to eliminate their influence in order to detect movements reliably. One approach is to respect a time(More)
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can artificially elicit movements in spinal cord injured (SCI) subjects. FES control strategies involve monitoring muscle features and setting FES profiles so as to postpone the installation of muscle fatigue or nerve cell adaptation. Mechanomyography (MMG) sensors register the lateral oscillations of contracting(More)
Mechanomyography (MMG) registers lateral oscillations of contracting muscles. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves the rehabilitation of paraplegic subjects and can be used in neuroprosthesis control. During FES application, muscular contraction responses may vary, possibly due to fatigue or adaptation of nerve cells face to electrical stimuli.(More)
The present work investigated the response of triaxial MMG signals acquired from the rectus femoris muscle of spinal cord injured volunteers during fatigue protocol electrically evoked. A custom functional electrical stimulator voltage-controlled was configured as: pulse frequency set to 1 kHz (20% duty cycle) and burst (modulating) frequency set to 70 Hz(More)
Introduction: Signal analysis involves time and/or frequency domains, and correlations are described in the literature for voluntary contractions. However, there are few studies about those correlations using mechanomyography (MMG) response during functional electrical stimulation (FES) elicited contractions in spinal cord injured subjects. This study aimed(More)