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Surface electrical stimulation to evoke referred sensation

Johanna C. Forst, et al.

Surface electrical stimulation is being investigated as a noninvasive method to evoke sensations in the phantom limb. Future work will involve development of a treatment for phantom limb pain. This research could significantly affect the quality of life for individuals with amputations, many of whom are veterans. Subjects tested with intact limbs experienced sensation in their hand with stimulation at the elbow. Strength-duration curves were calculated for each subject to define the lower boundary of the effective parameter space. Since most subjects reported paresthesia-like sensations, future studies will focus on obtaining more natural sensations.

Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
   Pages 397 — 406

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Forst JC, Blok DC, Slopsema JP, Boss JM, Heyboer LA, Tobias CM, Polasek KH. Surface electrical stimulation to evoke referred sensation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(4): 397–406.
ORCID: Katharine H. Polasek, PhD: 0000-0003-4317-8899

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