2011 Delsys Prize Winner
Delsys Inc. and the Delsys Prize Review Board Members are proud to award the
2011 Delsys Prize to:
Dr. Dingguo Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
for his work titled:
"Neural oscillator based control for pathological tremor
suppression via functional electrical stimulation"
This work is a novel application of the EMG signal at present, and it may also become a novel device or technique in near future. It is a promising technique to suppress pathological tremor with functional electrical stimulation (FES) compared with the traditional methods (medicine or surgery). We are the first group who adopts EMG signal as bio-feedback to design the biomimetic controller (neural oscillator) for tremor suppression via FES. EMG feedback can provide more instant information of tremor than other motion feedback information. In addition, we have proposed a technique named as two-step filter for EMG signal processing in this study.
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Dr. Dingguo Zhang
Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dingguo Zhang received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Jilin University, Changchun, China, in 2000, the M.Eng. degree in control engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2007. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Research Fellow at the Biorobtoics Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University. In 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Le Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Micro´electronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is the member of IEEE, EMBS, and IFESS. His current research interests include biological cybernetics, biomechatronics, and biorobotics.
A Review Board of 5 experts in the field of electromyography chose the winning proposal.
For his winning proposal, Dr. Zhang wins a complete TrignoTM 8-Channel Wireless EMG System with EMGWorks® Software.