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Our understanding of the effects of long-term denervation on skeletal muscle is heavily influenced by an extensive literature based on the rat. We have studied physiological and morphological changes in an alternative model, the rabbit. In adult rabbits, tibialis anterior muscles were denervated unilaterally by selective section of motor branches of the(More)
Information extracted from whole-nerve electroneurograms, recorded using electrode cuffs, can provide signals to neuroprostheses. However, the amount of information that can be extracted from a single tripole is limited. This communication demonstrates how previously unavailable information about the direction of action potential propagation and velocity(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term effects of functional electrical stimulation (FES)-evoked cycle training cadence on leg muscle hypertrophy and electrically evoked strength. DESIGN Open intervention study. SETTING Laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS Untrained individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (N=8). INTERVENTIONS Six weeks (3d/wk) of(More)
Objectives. To investigate the different approaches in the field of functional electrical stimulation (FES) control of gait and address fundamental perquisites to enable FES walking systems to become safer, more practical, and therefore clinically efficacious. Design. Systematic review was conducted from electronic data bases up to March 2008. Studies with(More)
The acquisition of myoelectric signals from the Musculus deltoideus of a rhesus monkey is described. Such signals are aimed to be used as control signal for an active myoelectric hand prosthesis. For recording, implantable flexible, polyimide-based multi-site microelectrodes were placed epimysially on the muscle. EMG signals were recorded during voluntary(More)
Objective. To investigate the effect of interval training supported by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) on ambulation ability in complete spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods. We trained four men with sensorimotor-complete (ASIA A) SCI, who achieved gait through FES of the quadriceps femoris, gluteus maximus, and common peroneal nerve on each side on a(More)
This paper presents the results of 108 responses to a survey asking users of electrical upper limb prostheses about sensory feedback. The survey aimed to identify whether sensory feedback was of interest to users, which kinds of information were important and what feedback modality would be suited for transfer of information. Moreover the situations in(More)
This pilot study reports the development of a novel closed-loop (CL) FES-gait control system, which employed a finite-state controller that processed kinematic feedback from four miniaturized motion sensors. This strategy automated the control of knee extension via quadriceps and gluteus stimulation during the stance phase of gait on the supporting leg, and(More)
This is a case series study with the objective of comparing two motion sensor automated strategies to avert knee buckle during functional electrical stimulation (FES)-standing against a conventional hand-controlled (HC) FES approach. The research was conducted in a clinical exercise laboratory gymnasium at the University of Sydney, Australia. The automated(More)