Electrode array for muscle stimulation and recording Patent #: 4619266
ApplicationNo. 530324 filed on 05/30/1990
US Classes:600/546Detecting muscle electrical signal
ExaminersPrimary: Howell, Kyle L.
Assistant: Pontius, Kevin
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61B 005/049.2
AbstractA method for analyzing muscle function and comprising the steps of: forming a plurality of electrodes each having a pair of elongated, substantially parallel detection surfaces; locating in a human body a muscle activatable to product a given torque; fixing each of the electrodes over a different muscle in the group with the detection surfaces oriented substantially perpendicular to muscle fiber direction in the muscle; activating each of the different muscles to generate therein myoelectric signals detected by the electrodes; and processing the myoelectric signals detected by the electrodes. Myoelectric signal quality is enhanced by orienting the detection surfaces peripendicular to the direction of muscle fiber.