Delsys Seminar with Dr. Helen Huang

Dr. Helen Huang, Associate Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU), visited Delsys on November 11th 2016. Dr. Huang, a previous winner of the Delsys Prize, presented her research work on “Neural Control of Robotic Limb Prostheses”. Her research efforts focus on developing neural control for robotic upper- and lower-limb prostheses to enable limb amputees to use their prosthetic limbs intuitively, efficiently, and safely. Dr. Huang presented innovative engineering approaches that may further advance the function of artificial limbs and significantly improve the quality of life of individuals with limb amputations.

Dr. Helen Huang

Dr. Helen Huang

Associate Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU)

Dr. He (Helen) Huang, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU), the Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Core, the University Faculty Scholar at NCSU, and an adjunct Associate Professor at the UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and NC State Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Huang’s research interest lies in neural-machine interfaces for artificial limbs and exoskeletons, human-robot interaction, adaptive and optimal control of wearable robots, and human movement control. Her research has been sponsored by NSF, DOD, NIH, DARPA, and NIDILRR. She was a recipient of the Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography, the Mary E. Switzer Fellowship with NIDRR, and a NSF CAREER Award and was named NC State faculty scholar in 2015. She served/has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering and Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation. She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Society for Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Society.