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Functional Electrical Nerve Stimulation: A Way to Restore Lost Functions

  • Frank Rattay

Abstract

Today electrical nerve and muscle stimulation has a broad field of application which includes the following:
  • • cardiac pacemakers

  • • phrenic pacemakers against respiratory insufficiency

  • • motor nerve stimulation for the paralyzed

  • • electrical stimulation for urinary or anal incontinence

  • • improvement of spasticity

  • • visual prostheses for the blind

  • • auditory prostheses for the deaf.

Keywords

Surface Electrode Functional Electrical Stimulation Membrane Voltage System Manual Control Double Layer Charge 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Rattay
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical UniversityViennaAustria

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