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Advancing Kinematics and Control of Human Movement Through Sensor Technology

Speaker: Joshua C. Kline, Ph.D.
Room: AK 219

After more than a century of research, the way that humans coordinate their muscles to regulate movement remains poorly understood. The limited knowledge of healthy muscle activity has hindered our ability to diagnose and treat the hundreds of movement disorders affecting millions of people worldwide. To advance the innovation in the field Delsys, Inc has pioneered research-grade sensor technology, electromyographic instruments and biomechanical tools for investigating the kinematics and control of human movement. Since our inception in 1993, we have focused on the engineering challenges associated with wearable sensors such as low signal noise, reduced movement artifact and mitigated cross-talk to deliver high performing technology for the movement sciences. Our broad-portfolio of innovative products includes a diverse array of wired and wireless physiological sensors, amplifiers and software solutions designed to meet the needs of customers in thousands of research labs, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals across more than 85 countries worldwide. As a leading innovator in the field Delsys has cultivated a team of expert scientists, researchers and engineers to develop state-of-the-art sensors and engage in a variety of forward-thinking research endeavors that address the health and quality of human movement. Leveraging breakthrough techniques in artificial intelligence, machine learning and signal processing Delsys research targets real-world challenges such as: 1) tracking movement disorders in neurological patients during unconstrained daily-activities; 2) developing an EMG-based facial prosthesis for non-vocal speech communication; and 3) creating brain-machine interfaces to extract neural control signals that regulate human movement. Through combining our established research innovation and advanced sensor technology Delsys maintains committed to improving the quality of people’s lives through advancing the science of human movement.