Title

Portable current controlled muscle stimulator

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1988

Abstract

Portable muscle stimulators for transcutaneous functional electrical stimulation (FES) are discussed. They provide a single channel of current-controlled output and are intended to be used in the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries. Several safety features have been incorporated to protect patients from device failure or improper calibration. Six prototypes are currently being used in an FES study. Preliminary results indicate that the stimulators are safe, reliable, and effective.

Publication Title

Bioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference

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