Electromyography (EMG) recording is widely used in research and clinical laboratories. In this presentation, I will share experience in my lab utilizing different EMG techniques for neurorehabilitation, including (1) examination of motor unit alterations after neurological injuries for tailored rehabilitation; (2) development of high-resolution surface EMG techniques for noninvasive diagnosis/examination/tracking of neuromuscular diseases; and (3) development of advanced myoelectric pattern recognition control strategies for improving motor function after neurological injuries.
Dr. Ping Zhou
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Ping Zhou received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. From 1999 to 2014, he was progressively a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Assistant Professor, and Research Associate Professor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. He currently is a Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), TX, USA. He directs the NeuroMyo Engineering for Rehabilitation laboratory of TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, USA, and the Neuromuscular Performance & Rehabilitation laboratory of Guangdong Work Injury Rehabilitation Hospital, Guangzhou, China. His research interests include biomedical signal (in particular, EMG) processing, motor unit analysis, electrophysiology, myoelectric control, and assistive devices for neurorehabilitation.