A stable, selective electrode for recording single motor-unit potentials in humans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A new application of electrode technology has enabled recording of single motor-unit potentials in human first dorsal interosseus muscle with more versatility than has been traditionally associated with this paradigm. The design, manufacture, and application are detailed for an electrode which has been used to discriminate potentials during efforts up to maximal voluntary contraction. The electrode comprises a branched, bipolar configuration which is positioned subcutaneously over the belly of the muscle. This extramuscular location maximizes stability and, with appropriate orientation of the electrode relative to the architecture of the muscle, ensures adequate selectivity of single motor-unit potentials.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Enoka, RM; Robinson, GA; Kossev, AR

Published Date

  • March 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 761 - 764

PubMed ID

  • 3342852

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-4886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0014-4886(88)90189-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States