A comparative study of the effects of electrical stimulation and intermittent compressive forces on soft tissue mechanical properties

Ben Yi Liau, Chien Liang Chen, Yih Kuen Jan, Hsin Ying Chiu, Pei Syuan He, Chi Wen Lung

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Abstract

We aimed to investigate and compare the effects of electrical stimulation and intermittent compressive forces on soft tissue mechanical properties. Four healthy individuals were recruited into this study. A transcutaneous electrical stimulation device was used to apply a pulse duration of 2.5 ms, a frequency of 2 Hz, and the amplitude to a maximum of 30 mA. The intermittent compressive forces were applied at a period of 20 s with forces ranging from 0 to 70 mmHg. The effective Young’s modulus was calculated to characterize mechanical properties of forearm soft tissues. The results showed that forearm soft tissue properties might decrease effective Young’s modulus after the treatments of electrical stimulation and intermittent compressive forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages89-97
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319608242
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume602
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

Keywords

  • Effective young’s modulus
  • Indentation test
  • Scar
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Liau, B. Y., Chen, C. L., Jan, Y. K., Chiu, H. Y., He, P. S., & Lung, C. W. (2018). A comparative study of the effects of electrical stimulation and intermittent compressive forces on soft tissue mechanical properties. In W. Karwowski, & R. S. Goonetilleke (Eds.), Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017 (pp. 89-97). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 602). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60825-9_11