Analysis of models for extracellular fiber stimulation

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1989 Jul;36(7):676-82. doi: 10.1109/10.32099.


This paper presents the mathematical basis for analysis as well as for the computer simulation of the stimulus/response characteristics of nerve or muscle fibers. The results follow from the extracellular potential along the fiber as a function of electrode geometry. The theory is of a general nature but special investigations are made on monopolar, bipolar, and ring electrodes. Stimulations with monopolar electrodes show better recruitment characteristics than ring electrodes.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Electric Stimulation*
  • Electrodes
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Recruitment, Neurophysiological