Is High-frequency stiffness a measure for the number of attached cross-bridges?
Linden van der, B.J.J.J. and Koopman, H.F.J.M. and Huijing, P.A. and Grootenboer, H.J. (1996) Is High-frequency stiffness a measure for the number of attached cross-bridges? In: 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 31 Oct. - 3 Nov. 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
|Abstract:||Muscle stiffness is an important property for movement control. Stiffness is a measure for the resistance against mechanical disturbances in muscular-skeletal systems. In general muscle stiffness is assumed to depend on the number of attached cross-bridges. It is not possible to measure this number in vivo or vitro. In experiments, high frequency perturbations are used to obtain a measurement of stiffness. In this paper a simulation study is presented concerning the correlation between the number of attached cross-bridges and high-frequency stiffness. A model based on the sliding-filament theory was used for the simulation of dynamic contractions. It is concluded that these two methods of muscle stiffness determination do not yield compatible results during lengthening|
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item|
|Copyright:||© 1996 IEEE|
Engineering Technology (CTW)
|Link to this item:||http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/32998|
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