A non-linear approach to modelling of electrically stimulated skeletal muscle

Gollee, H., Murray-Smith, D.J. and Jarvis, J.C. (2001) A non-linear approach to modelling of electrically stimulated skeletal muscle. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 48(4), pp. 406-415.



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This paper is concerned with the development and analysis of a nonlinear approach to modeling of the contraction of electrically stimulated skeletal muscle. The model structure is based on a network of locally valid linear models which are blended together by a scheduler. Data are from experiments with rabbit tibialis anterior muscles in which the muscles contracted isometrically while being stimulated by supramaximal impulses with randomly varying inter-pulse intervals, The model accounts for nonlinear effects due to variations of the stimulation frequency, such as the "catch-like" effect, It is shown that this modeling technique is suitable for modeling the contraction of muscles with very different characteristics, such as muscle with a majority of fast motor units and muscle with mainly slow motor units, The approach is also suitable as a basis for the design of muscle stimulation controllers.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gollee, Dr Henrik and Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Gollee, H., Murray-Smith, D.J., and Jarvis, J.C.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Copyright Holders:©2001 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Engineering48(4):406-415
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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