Johannes J. Struijk

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The different applications of natural sensors for feedback in rehabilitation systems using functional electrical stimulation (FES) require specialised and optimised designs of nerve cuff electrodes for .recording of the sensory information. This paper describes a simple artificial nerve fiber for evaluation of nerve cuff electrode designs, cuff recording(More)
When a nerve cuff electrode is used for the recording of signals from peripheral nerves, cuff dimensions have to be chosen. Traditionally, the peak-to-peak amplitude of the single-fiber action potential (SFAP) is optimized through the choice of cuff diameter and cuff length. In this paper, the dependency of the root-mean-square (RMS) value of the nerve(More)
The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic disorder, typically characterized by a prolonged QT interval in the ECG due to abnormal cardiac repolarization. LQTS may lead to syncopal episodes and sudden cardiac death. Various parameters based on T-wave morphology, as well as the QT interval itself have been shown to be useful discriminators, but no single ECG(More)
Various parameters based on QTc and T-wave morphology have been shown to be useful discriminators for drug induced I(Kr)-blocking. Using different classification methods this study compares the potential of these two features for identifying abnormal repolarization on the ECG. A group of healthy volunteers and LQT2 carriers were used to train classification(More)
In a computer modeling study of epidural spinal cord stimulation using a longitudinal array of electrode contacts, the effect of contact geometry and contact combination on the threshold voltages for stimulation of dorsal column (DC) fibers and dorsal root (DR) fibers was investigated. It was concluded that DC-fiber stimulation will be favoured when a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether it is possible to reduce a charge per pulse, which is needed for selective nerve stimulation. Simulation is performed using a two-part simulation model: a volume conductor model to calculate the electrical potential distribution inside a tripolar cuff electrode and a human fiber model to simulate the fiber(More)
Stimulation of the vagus nerve potentially decreases the risk of sudden cardiac death. An improvement of the technique would be its regulation using the heart rate (HR) as a feedback variable. We address the possibility of closed-loop control of the HR, focusing on the stimulation parameters, nerve fibre populations and the reproducibility of the(More)
The cable model, used to calculate the membrane potential of an unmyelinated nerve fiber due to electrical stimulation, is reexamined under passive steady-state conditions. The validity of two of the assumptions of the cable model are evaluated, namely that the membrane potential be a function of the axial coordinate only and that the extracellular(More)
AIMS Using a large, contemporary primary care population we aimed to provide absolute long-term risks of cardiovascular death (CVD) based on the QTc interval and to test whether the QTc interval is of value in risk prediction of CVD on an individual level. METHODS AND RESULTS Digital electrocardiograms from 173 529 primary care patients aged 50-90 years(More)