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Dr. Ka-Chu (Joseph) Siu, Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Director of the Clinical Movement Analysis Laboratory at UNMC, will be visiting Delsys on Friday December 9th 2016 and will give a talk on: The use of EMG measures on human performance and learning in minimally invasive surgery.

Overview

Learning to perform laparoscopic or robotic minimally invasive surgery is complex. Extended training is required to master those fine surgical skills in the operating room. Dr. Siu will share his research work on using EMG as an objective outcome measure to study skills performance and learning pattern in minimally invasive surgery, and to detect differences before and after training and between novices and experts.

Dr. Ka-Chu (Joseph) Siu

Dr. Ka-Chu (Joseph) SiuDr. Siu is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He is the Director of the Clinical Movement Analysis Laboratory at UNMC and teaches research related courses in the Division. His primary research area is in motor control and biomechanics, focusing on elderly population and patients with movement disorders. It includes fall prevention in aging, rehabilitation, and intervention. He is interested in studying the mechanism of human balance control, locomotion and developed training program for community-dwelling older adults, and currently extending this research in minority populations. His second research area is focusing on motor learning in human performance. It includes skill acquisition, medical education, simulation technology and telemedicine.

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