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A new muscle architecture model with non-uniform distribution of muscle fiber types.

By Javier Navallas, O Mal, Luis Gila, Javier Rodríguez and Ignacio Rodríguez

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Abstract — According to previous studies, some muscles present a non-homogeneous spatial distribution of its muscle fiber types and motor unit types. However, available muscle models only deal with muscles with homogeneous distributions. In this paper, a new architecture muscle model is proposed to permit the construction of non-uniform distributions of muscle fibers within the muscle cross section. The idea behind is the use of a motor unit placement algorithm that controls the spatial overlapping of the motor unit territories of each motor unit type. Results show the capabilities of the new algorithm to reproduce arbitrary muscle fiber type distributions. Index Terms — muscle model, muscle architecture, motor unit, EMG simulation. I

Year: 2011
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