Effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Capillary Blood Flow to Muscle

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2782-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2783-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2022
Event2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 202215 Jul 2022

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2375-7477
ISSN (Electronic)2694-0604

Conference

Conference2022 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)
Abbreviated titleEMBC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/07/2215/07/22

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