Melvin Meister

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Early results of a continuing study of the electrical activity of muscles after transfer, with an integrated system of electromyographic and video tape recording, recorded motions of the simple voluntary type, mostly with isometric contractions. A triceps-to-biceps transfer showed activity in the new motion one day after operation. A partial transfer of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the electromyographic profile--including ON, OFF, and peak timing locations--of the lateral gastrocnemius muscle over a wide range of walking speeds (0.5-2.1 m/sec) in healthy young adults. DESIGN We studied gastrocnemius muscle-firing patterns using an electromyographic surface electrode in 15 healthy subjects ambulating on a treadmill(More)
Spasticity in stroke patients interferes with coordinated muscle firing patterns of the lower extremity leading to gait abnormalities. The goal of this study was to improve ankle function during walking by augmenting treadmill gait retraining with a visual EMG biofeedback technique. Eight stroke patients who could ambulate between 0.5 and 0.9 m/s(More)
In this study, we investigated the behavior of active motor units identified via analysis of electro myographic (EMG) signals recorded from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle using a quadrifilar needle electrode. Data was collected from control subjects and patients with both upper (UMN) and lower (LMN) motor neuron dominant forms of amyotrophic(More)
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