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Effects of sustained electrical stimulation on spasticity assessed by the pendulum test

Effects of sustained electrical stimulation on spasticity assessed by the pendulum test


Title: Effects of sustained electrical stimulation on spasticity assessed by the pendulum test
Author: Vargas Luna, José Luis   orcid.org/0000-0002-5125-1999
Guðfinnsdóttir, Halla K.
Magnúsdóttir, Gígja
Guðmundsdóttir, Vilborg
Krenn, Matthias
Mayr, Winfried
Ludvigsdóttir, Guðbjörg K.
Helgason, Þórður
Date: 2016-09-30
Language: English
Scope: 405-407
University/Institute: Háskólinn í Reykjavík
Reykjavik University
School: Tækni- og verkfræðideild (HR)
School of Science and Engineering (RU)
Series: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering;2(1)
ISSN: 2364-5504
DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2016-0090
Subject: Electrical stimulation; Pendulum test; Spasticity; Spinal cord injuries; Mænuskaði; Raförvun; Pendúlsprófun; Krampi
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1048

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Vargas Luna, J., Guðfinnsdóttir, H., Magnúsdóttir, G., et al. (2016). Effects of sustained electrical stimulation on spasticity assessed by the pendulum test. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, 2(1), pp. 405-407. Retrieved 11 Mar. 2019, from doi:10.1515/cdbme-2016-0090

Abstract:

Neuromodulation using electrical stimulation is able to enhance motor control of individuals suffering an upper motor neuron disorder. This work examined the effect of sustained electrical stimulation to modify spasticity in the leg muscles. We applied transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation with a pulse rate of 50 Hz for 30 min. The subjects were assessed before and after the intervention using in a pendulum test setup. The motion of the free swinging leg was acquired through video tracking and goniometer measurements. The quantification was done through the R2n index which shows consistency identifying the spasticity levels. In all incomplete SCI subjects having severe spasticity, the results show that electrical stimulation is effective to modify the increased muscle tone.

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