U. Stanic

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Nine neurologically intact subjects were studied to demonstrate the feasibility of stimulating the muscles of expiration during, and in synchrony with, naturally occurring breathing. A breath-by-breath analysis showed that both tidal volume and the frequency of respiration could be increased during periods of electrical stimulation. A single subject with(More)
Functional movements can be restored after stroke by portable neuroelectric stimulator controlled by the patient. This field of activity is called functional electrical stimulation (FES). A common example of FES is electric stimulation of the peroneal to prevent dropfoot. A more sophisticated multichannel enables stimulation of more than one paralyzed(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of applying transcutaneous electrical stimulation to paralyzed abdominal muscles during pulmonary function testing (PFT) of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Ten male subjects with anatomical level of SCI between C5-T7 were studied. Subjects performed PFTs with and without electrical stimulation(More)
This presentation will review briefly the current practice and state of the art in functional electrical stimulation (FES) as applied to stroke, head injured or brain tumour operated patients. A similar application is used in paretic patients following trauma or other aetiology. Over 20 years experience in the application of FES, as practised in Ljubljana,(More)
The estimation of patients gait in the field of rehabilitation is the starting point for an appropirate therapy decision and convenient prosthesis or orthosis choice. The measurement and estimation of human locomotion is increasingly being transferred to every day clinical use. In recent times many systems are intended for kinematic gait parameters(More)
To improve the procedure of selecting stimulation parameters for the best functional movement, quantitative gait evaluation was investigated. Based on the information obtained by force measuring shoes and a goniometric system, the method consists of computing average values and standard deviations of ground reaction and its point of action, goniometric(More)
The aim of the study was to find out if functional electrical stimulation of abdominal muscles (FESAM) could maintain pulmonary ventilation at clinically acceptable level in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Two patients with complete spinal cord injury (C0 and C2level) aged 19 (CW) and 25 (EF) years, on mechanical ventilation for 7 to 12 months,(More)
The required abductor force (Freq) and the available abductor force (Fav) are calculated for different positions of the hip rotation center (RC) and different greater trochanter (GT) shifts in the frontal plane of the body in the one-legged stance. It is biomechanically favorable that Fav exceeds Freq and that the magnitude of the resultant hip joint force(More)