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[11-12, 2000] 

Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol 51, 11-12 (2000) 285-289

A MODEL FOR N-LET BEHAVIOUR IN FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF SKELETAL MUSCLE

Annraoi de Paor

   The n-let effect in functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a magnification of calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, and of consequent force, by segmenting stimulating pulses optimally in time. It is demonstrated here by exploring the idea that the sarcoplasmic reticulum functions as a mechanical resonator, from which calcium release is augmented by hitting the transmural pressure at successive positive peaks. A new mathematical description of the crossbridge theory is used to generate muscle force from released calcium.

Keywords: n-let effect, functional electrical stimulation, crossbridge theory, mechanical resonator, root locus method


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