Muscle recruitment through electrical stimulation of the lumbo-sacral spinal cord.

@article{Mushahwar2000MuscleRT,
  title={Muscle recruitment through electrical stimulation of the lumbo-sacral spinal cord.},
  author={Vivian K. Mushahwar and Kenneth W. Horch},
  journal={IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
The goal of this study was to determine the feasibility of producing graded muscle contraction in individual muscles or muscle groups by electrically stimulating motor neurons in the lumbo-sacral spinal cord. Recruitment curves were obtained for quadriceps, tibialis anterior and triceps surae/plantaris by stimulating their activation pools in the ventral horn of the feline spinal cord. Mean twitch times-to-peak for quadriceps, tibialis anterior and triceps surae/plantaris were 33.0, 41.0, and… CONTINUE READING
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