Eur J Appl Physiol (2017) 117:1787–1798 DOI 10.1007/s00421-017-3675-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Power output and fatigue properties using spatially distributed sequential stimulation in a dynamic knee extension task 1,2 1,2 2 3 Marco Laubacher · Anil Efe Aksöz · Robert Riener · Stuart Binder‑Macleod · Kenneth J. Hunt Received: 5 December 2016 / Accepted: 28 June 2017 / Published online: 3 July 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Results P was significantly higher for SDSS than mean Purpose The low power output and fatigue resistance dur- for SES in the final phase (9.9 ± 4.0 vs. 7.4 ± 4.3 W, ing functional electrical stimulation (FES) limits its use p = 0.035) and overall (11.5 ± 4.0 vs. 9.2 ± 4.5 W, for functional applications. The aim of this study was to p = 0.037). With SDSS, the reduction in P was signifi - mean compare the power output and fatigue properties of spa- cantly smaller compared to SES (from 14.9 to 9.9 vs. 14.6 tially distributed sequential stimulation (SDSS) against to 7.4 W, p = 0.024). The absolute mean pulse width was conventional single electrode stimulation (SES) in an substantially lower with SDSS (62.5
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