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Magnetic stimulation of knee – mathematical model

Bartosz Sawicki (Institute of Theory of Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Information Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Jacek Starzyński (Institute of Theory of Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Information Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Stanisław Wincenciak (Institute of Theory of Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Information Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Andrzej Krawczyk (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw, Poland)
Mladen Trlep (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Abstract

Arthritis, the illness of the bones, is one of the diseases which especially attack the knee joint. Magnetic stimulation is a very promising treatment, although not very clear as to its physical background. Deals with the mathematical simulation of the therapeutical technique, i.e. the magnetic stimulation method. Considers the low‐frequency magnetic field. To consider eddy currents one uses the pair of potentials: electric vector potential T→ and magnetic scalar potential Ω . Since the problem is of low frequency and the electric conductivity of biological tissues is very small, consideration of electric vector potential only is quite satisfactory.

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Sawicki, B., Starzyński, J., Wincenciak, S., Krawczyk, A. and Trlep, M. (2004), "Magnetic stimulation of knee – mathematical model", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 767-773. https://doi.org/10.1108/03321640410540700

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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