Increasing fitness with FES rowing
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Functional electrical stimulation assisted rowing (FES-rowing) can be used as a rehabilitation procedure and recreational activity for persons with lower-limbs paralysis1. In FES-rowing typically quadriceps and hamstring muscles are stimulated, which improves the status of the cardiovascular system and increases muscle mass2,3; thereby, the risk from secondary complications associated with the sedentary lifestyle imposed on those who are unable to ambulate is reduced. The aims of the present study were (i) to assess the effectiveness of FES-rowing in young healthy subjects as compared with rowing alone; (ii) to evaluate the feasibility of rowing combined with the coordinated stimulation of 3 muscle groups (quadriceps, hamstrings and triceps surae).
Keywords:functional electrical stimulation / FES-rowing / rehabilitation / lower-limbs paralysis
Source:Proceedings of IFESS, Toronto, Canada, June 2019, 2019
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