Energy Minimization during Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation by Charge Efficient Stimulation Pulses - Benefits of using Short Duration and High Amplitude Stimulation Pulses

Jan C. Loitz, Aljoscha Reinert, Nils Remer, Dietmar Schroeder, Wolfgang H. Krautschneider

Abstract

In transcutaneous electrical stimulation motor axons are activated by externally applied electrical pulses. More efficient stimulation pulses could lead to less stress for the patient and to prolonged battery lifetime of the stimulation device. In this study a minimization problem was solved to find charge efficient stimulation pulses, which could potentially reduce the necessary energy provided by the stimulator. The findings of the minimization problem as well as simulations with an active axon model lead to the conclusion that short duration, high amplitude pulses are favorable and that the choice of the correct stimulation amplitude and pulse duration is more important than using the most efficient pulse shape.

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Loitz J., Reinert A., Remer N., Schroeder D. and Krautschneider W. (2016). Energy Minimization during Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation by Charge Efficient Stimulation Pulses - Benefits of using Short Duration and High Amplitude Stimulation Pulses . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 251-255. DOI: 10.5220/0005814202510255


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices16,
author={Jan C. Loitz and Aljoscha Reinert and Nils Remer and Dietmar Schroeder and Wolfgang H. Krautschneider},
title={Energy Minimization during Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation by Charge Efficient Stimulation Pulses - Benefits of using Short Duration and High Amplitude Stimulation Pulses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={251-255},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005814202510255},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Energy Minimization during Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation by Charge Efficient Stimulation Pulses - Benefits of using Short Duration and High Amplitude Stimulation Pulses
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Loitz J.
AU - Reinert A.
AU - Remer N.
AU - Schroeder D.
AU - Krautschneider W.
PY - 2016
SP - 251
EP - 255
DO - 10.5220/0005814202510255