A control system for automatic electrical stimulation of abdominal muscles to assist respiratory function in tetraplegia.

@article{Gollee2007ACS,
  title={A control system for automatic electrical stimulation of abdominal muscles to assist respiratory function in tetraplegia.},
  author={Henrik Gollee and Kenneth J. Hunt and David B. Allan and Matthew H. Fraser and Alan N. McLean},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={799-807}
}
People with tetraplegia have poor respiratory function leading to limited tidal volume (V(T)) and reduced cough peak flow (CPF). These problems may cause respiratory failure during the initial admission or subsequent intercurrent illness. Electrical stimulation of the abdominal muscles during expiration can improve respiratory function by increasing V(T) and CPF. We developed a novel control system to automatically trigger muscle stimulation, synchronised with the subject's voluntary… CONTINUE READING

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