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Electrostimulation: Theory, Applications, and Computational Models

Electrostimulation: Theory, Applications, and Computational Models

by Patrick J. Reilly, Alan M. Diamant
     
 

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Electrostimulation is defined as the action of electrical energy on nerve and muscle — the two classes of excitable tissue. This cutting-edge resource offers professionals and researchers broad coverage of the subject, expanding the scope of electrostimulation discussions to include accidental, aversive, and possibly harmful biological effects of electrical

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Electrostimulation is defined as the action of electrical energy on nerve and muscle — the two classes of excitable tissue. This cutting-edge resource offers professionals and researchers broad coverage of the subject, expanding the scope of electrostimulation discussions to include accidental, aversive, and possibly harmful biological effects of electrical energy. The book enables professionals to develop standards for human exposure to electric currents having various waveforms, determine classes of nerve fibers brought to excitation within specified regions of the body due to certain types of exposure, and quantify how harmonic distortions influence the excitability of sinusoidal extrostimulation. This practical reference also offers guidance in using the SENN (Spatially Extended Nonlinear Node) computer model that stimulates the interaction of applied electric energy with myelinated neurons. Moreover, engineers and practitioners learn how to compare efficacy and hazard potential of various stun weapons, assess unintended nerve stimulation from MRI exposure of patients with metallic implants, and compare the safety margins between electrostimulation thresholds of sensory and motor neurons relative to unintended cardiac excitation or painful sensory responses. DVD Included! Features source code and executable code to help professionals solve real-world problems using the SENN computer model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608071081
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2011
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

J. Patrick Reilly is a principal staff engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD and the President of Metatec Associates in Silver Spring, MD. Mr. Reilly holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and applied science from George Washington University. Alan M. Diamant is the president of Diamant Engineering. Previously, he was a senior design engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Mr. Diamant holds an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

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