Multichannel Programmable Functional Electrical Stimulator using Atmega Controller
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : Kunal Bhoyania, Chetan B. Bhatt, Chirag Panchal
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V45P280|
Kunal Bhoyania, Chetan B. Bhatt, Chirag Panchal "Multichannel Programmable Functional Electrical Stimulator using Atmega Controller", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V45(8),424-427 March 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
FES is a method of applying low level electrical pulses to the body to restore or improve daily routine of patients suffering from Spinal Cord Injury. Biphasic electrical pulse ensures least tissue damage with higher torque generation. Level of Muscle contraction force depends on combination of pulse frequency, pulse intensity and pulse width, which is function of muscle morphological data. Activation of limited number of muscles around a joint restricts torque generated about a joint axis. In this paper we are proposing a fully programmable multichannel FES with biphasic output in terms of adjustable frequency, adjustable pulse width and adjustable intensity. The functionality & circuit performance of the circuits are presented in this paper.
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FES, Multichannel, Adjustable pulse width, Adjustable frequency, Adjustable Intensity, Biphasic.