A novel electrode array for diameter-dependent control of axonal excitability: a Simulation study

@article{Lertmanorat2004ANE,
  title={A novel electrode array for diameter-dependent control of axonal excitability: a Simulation study},
  author={Zeng Lertmanorat and Dominique M. Durand},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={1242-1250}
}
Electrical extracellular stimulation of peripheral nerve activates the large-diameter motor fibers before the small ones, a recruitment order opposite the physiological recruitment of myelinated motor fibers during voluntary muscle contraction. Current methods to solve this problem require a long-duration stimulus pulse which could lead to electrode corrosion and nerve damage. The hypothesis that the excitability of specific diameter fibers can be suppressed by reshaping the profile of… CONTINUE READING