Dr. Xiaogang Hu, Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University (USA), will visit Delsys on Friday January 11th to present his research.
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.
Dr. Xiaogang Hu
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Xiaogang Hu received his BE (2006) in the Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology at Tsinghua University in Beijing China. He received a PhD (2011) degree in Kinesiology with a focus on neural control of muscle force, and a minor in Computational Science in the Department of Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining UNC/NC State, he was a research scientist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University. His research focuses on the problems of control and neuromechanics of the arm and hand in individuals after neuromuscular injuries.