Electrostimulation is defined as the action of electrical energy on nerve and muscle - the two classes of excitable tissue. This cutting-edge resource offers professionals and researchers broad coverage of the subject, expanding the scope of electrostimulation discussions to include accidental, aversive, and possibly harmful biological effects of electrical energy. The book enables professionals to develop standards for human exposure to electric currents having various waveforms, determine classes of nerve fibers brought to excitation within specified regions of the body due to certain types of exposure, and quantify how harmonic distortions influence the excitability of sinusoidal extrostimulation. This practical reference also offers guidance in using the SENN (Spatially Extended Nonlinear Node) computer model that stimulates the interaction of applied electric energy with myelinated neurons. DVD Included! This title features source code and executable code to help professionals solve real-world problems using the SENN computer model.
J. Patrick Reilly is a principal staff engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD and the President of Metatec Associates in Silver Spring, MD. Mr. Reilly holds an M.S. in electrical engineering and applied science from George Washington University. Alan M. Diamant is the president of Diamant Engineering. Previously, he was a senior design engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Mr. Diamant holds an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
Part I: Theory and Applications - Introduction. Theoretical Foundations. Excitation Relationships. Threshold Criteria in Practical Applications. Selective Activation and Inhibition. Model Application to C-Fibers and the Heart. Waveform and Polarity Effects. Exposure Guidelines and Standards. Electrostimulation of the Central Nervous System. Electric Stun Devices and Electric Shock.; Part II: User's Guide - Getting Started. Operating the Model. Stimulus Temporal Waveform and Spatial Field Modes. Output files for Analysis and Diagnostics.