functional electrical stimulation


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functional electrical stimulation

The application of pulsed or alternating electric current to paralysed muscles in order to cause natural contractions and maintain their health in expectation of recovery of spontaneous function.
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Functional electrical stimulation cycle ergometer exercise: Training effects on cardiorespiratory responses of spinal cord injured subjects at rest and during submaximal exercise.
The dramatic reduction in pressure sores associated with the functional electrical stimulation training program may be caused by a number of different things.
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an important tool in the rehabilitation and prevention of these secondary complications.
The inclusion criteria were as follows: presence of the first and unilateral attack, stroke duration less than 6 months - more than 1 month, conserved communicative and cognitive skills, age >18 years and absence of a medical contraindication for functional electrical stimulation.
Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society; 2001 Jun 16-20; Cleveland, OH.
Adopting Model-Based Design reduced the development time of functional electrical stimulation (FES) devices and enabled researchers to build customized prototypes for patients many times faster than they could do before.
MYOLYN's products use a technique called functional electrical stimulation, or FES, to re-enable communication with paralyzed muscles.
Though hand opening is limited or absent, the myoelectric signal from the wrist and finger extensors may be present and can be used for control of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in the same muscles [17].
is the first functional electrical stimulation (FES) foot drop system to be endorsed by APTA.
Since Brandon's injury, EY has raised more than $20,000 toward the purchase of a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike, which has been shown to prevent atrophy of lower extremities.
Neuromuscular functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been used to strengthen muscles that are weakened by neurological damage [1-10].

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