Harnessing Motoneuron Activity: From Lab to Clinic

Principal Investigator

Carlo J. De Luca, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigators

Serge Roy
S. Hamid Nawab

Acknowledgements

Supported by NIH/NICHD

Description

The major goal of this project is to develop an automatic system for decomposing the electromyographic (EMG) signal into the constituent action potentials corresponding to the firing of individual motor units activated by motoneurons.  The system will be an outgrowth of our existing rudimentary system, which over the past 20 years has enabled us to perform various novel investigations that have provided a variety of new insights into motor control.

Fatigue Poster

Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, October 17-21, 2009. 
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Control Properties of Motor Units Poster

Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, October 17-21, 2009. 
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Motor Units Poster

Presented at The Parkinson’s Disease Forum, Boston University, Massachusetts, February 12, 2009.
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Control Properties of Motor Units Poster

Presented at the 8th Annual Bioengineering Research Partnership Grantee Meeting, Bethesda, MD, July 2008.
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Decompositon of the sEMG Signal

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