Mr. John Chiodini, Software Engineer at Delsys and Altec Inc., will be presenting his M.S. thesis on “Discriminating non-stationary Motor Unit Action Potential shapes in dynamically varying surface EMG signals”.
This talk will describe a transcutaneous nerve stimulation technique that targets major nerve bundles innervating different finger muscles, which can elicit a variety of finger grasp patterns by selectively activating different intrinsic and extrinsic finger muscles. High-density electromyography was used to evaluate the elicited muscle activation patterns (spatial and temporal), in comparison with conventional stimulation approaches.
Mr. John Chiodini
Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mr. John Chiodini has been a member of Delsys and Altec Inc. since 2013. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University (USA), and is currently completing a M.S. in Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA). At Delsys and Altec Inc., he develops machine learning and signal processing algorithms to study the neuromuscular system.