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Challenges of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Clinical Engineering Practice
Engineering and Construction
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Challenges of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Clinical Engineering Practice (Name) (Institution) (Course) (Tutor) (Date) Abstract This paper discusses clinical engineering as one of the most important branches in biomedical engineering. In clinical engineering there is a sub-field that deals with functional electrical stimulation (FES).
It is also evident that, scientific studies on FES have not extensively focused on navigating their research outside persons with stroke (Enderle and Bronzino 2012). There is some research gap that needs to be covered in order for FES to be used in other areas. The use of FES for the hemiplegic shoulder have been proved to be troublesome to some patients since some cutaneous pain receptors get stimulated, and this has been cited to affect tolerance and compliance (Fred, et al 2009). In this regard, it is crucial for the Bio-medical Engineering practitioners to broaden the spectrum of the application and use of FES to other medical practitioners such as psychiatrics in order to help in advising and counselling person with stroke before and after the use of FES devices (Bronzino 2000). Introduction Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is an area of modern rehabilitation engineering and method that is used to generate contractions in paralysed muscles through the application of small pulses of electrical stimulation to nerves present in the paralysed muscle (Peng, et al 2010). This process is controlled in regard to the proper functioning of the muscle. ...
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