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

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dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík
dc.contributor Reykjavik University
dc.contributor.author Vargas Luna, José Luis
dc.contributor.author Guðfinnsdóttir, Halla K.
dc.contributor.author Magnúsdóttir, Gígja
dc.contributor.author Guðmundsdóttir, Vilborg
dc.contributor.author Krenn, Matthias
dc.contributor.author Mayr, Winfried
dc.contributor.author Ludvigsdóttir, Guðbjörg K.
dc.contributor.author Helgason, Þórður
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-13T11:28:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-13T11:28:28Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-30
dc.identifier.citation 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
dc.identifier.issn 2364-5504
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1048
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorship Research funding: This work was supported by the Mexican Council of Research and Technology (CONACYT), Grant: 264528 (www.conacyt.mx) and; Landspitali – University Hospital science found (www.landspitali.is).
dc.format.extent 405-407
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.relation.ispartofseries Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering;2(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Electrical stimulation
dc.subject Pendulum test
dc.subject Spasticity
dc.subject Spinal cord injuries
dc.subject Mænuskaði
dc.subject Raförvun
dc.subject Pendúlsprófun
dc.subject Krampi
dc.title Effects of sustained electrical stimulation on spasticity assessed by the pendulum test
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/cdbme-2016-0090
dc.relation.url http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cdbme.2016.2.issue-1/cdbme-2016-0090/cdbme-2016-0090.xml
dc.contributor.school Tækni- og verkfræðideild (HR)
dc.contributor.school School of Science and Engineering (RU)


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