Reduced fatigue in electrically stimulated muscle using dual channel intrafascicular electrodes with interleaved stimulation Article

cited authors

  • Yoshida, K; Horch, K

fiu authors

abstract

  • Pairs of intrafascicular electrodes were implanted within single fascicles of the nerve innervating the gastrocnemius muscle in cats. Measurements were made of fatigue induced in the muscle by single and dual channel tetanic stimulation. The level and rate of fatigue induced by concurrent dual channel stimulation (pulses presented simultaneously to the two electrodes) did not differ significantly from that induced by single channel stimulation. However, a significant reduction in the level and rate of muscle fatigue was found with interleaved dual channel stimulation. The extent of reduction in fatigue was found to be inversely related to the amount of overlap in the axonal populations activated by each of the two electrodes. © 1993 Pergamon Press Ltd.

publication date

  • November 1, 1993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 709

end page

  • 714

volume

  • 21

issue

  • 6