Selective activation of functional muscle groups through stimulation of spinal motor pools

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Bioengineering
Creator Horch, Kenneth W.
Other Author Mushahwar, Vivian K.
Title Selective activation of functional muscle groups through stimulation of spinal motor pools
Date 1993
Description A microelectrode was used to stimulate motor neurons in the lumbo-sacral spinal cord of adult cats. Consistent with spinal cord anatomical studies, we found that the motor neurons responsible for activation of individual muscle groups are situated together in specific areas of the cord, forming motor pools. Localized spinal cord stimulation of these motor pools enables selective activation of individual muscle groups. By modulating the magnitude of stimulation at different sites in the motor pools, we should be able to selectively activate different muscle groups to produce desired levels of contraction and controlled limb movements.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Volume 15
Issue pt.3
First Page 1196
Last Page 1197
Subject Spinal motor pools
Subject LCSH Motor neurons; Spine -- Wounds and injuries; Electrodes; Implants, Artificial; Neural stimulation; Neuroprostheses -- Research; Cats as laboratory animals
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Mushahwar, V. K., & Horch, K. W. (1993). Selective activation of functional muscle groups through stimulation of spinal motor pools. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 15(pt.3), 1196-7.
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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