Functional electrical stimulation (FES) modifies red blood cells (RBCs) flux in blood capillaries of muscle. In this work, we aim to investigate changes in the RBC flux in small and large capillaries due to FES using zinc oxide nanowires (ZnO NWs) based electrode at different stimulation parameters. The RBC flux was significantly increased immediately after stimulation, which was evident from decreasing light intensity measured in the region of interest. Clinical Relevance— FES has numerous forms and functions. The benefit of FES is the increased blood flow to a muscle which is contracted abnormally. This work explores the use of FES to increase the blood flow and RBC flux in blood capillaries of stimulated muscle as FES generate muscle contraction and absorption.
|Title of host publication||2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 8 Sept 2022|
|Event||2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 11 Jul 2022 → 15 Jul 2022
|Conference||2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)|
|Period||11/07/22 → 15/07/22|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by grants from National Research Foundation (NRF) CRP project ‘Peripheral Nerve Prostheses: A Paradigm Shift in Restoring Dexterous Limb Function’ (R-719-000-001-281) and funding under the Invest Northern Ireland and the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) under the Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC) competence center
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