Magnetic stimulation of the peripheral nervous system: Influence of the induced transverse electric field on the nervous activation mechanism

P. Ravazzani, J. Ruohonen, G. Tognola, J. Nilsson, M. Panizza, F. Grandori

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Abstract

Between the components of the induced electric field E, the gradient of the component parallel to the nerve is considered as the activation mechanism of peripheral nerves in magnetic stimulation. Hence, activation occurs only for coil orientation which are capable of inducing such a component. However, there is experimental evidence that coil orientations which are not capable of inducing such a component yield high-amplitude muscle responses. Here, the contribution to the activating function of the component of E perpendicular to the nerve is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages389-390
Number of pages2
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: Oct 31 1996Nov 3 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 5)
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period10/31/9611/3/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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