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mwittstein98
10-27-2008, 06:44 AM
University of Rhode Island Assistant Professor wins the 2008 Delsys
Prize

Dr. Helen (He) Huang of the University of Rhode Island was chosen as the
winner of the 6th Delsys Prize which consists of a plaque and equipment
valued at 20,000 US Dollars.

Dr. Huang's work was chosen among a group of 50 candidates from all over
the world by a committee of five scientific experts from academia and
industry. Dr. Huang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Electrical, Computer, & Biomedical Engineering, began her career in
motor control as a Postdoctoral Associate under Dr. Todd A. Kuiken at
the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Dr Huang said "I am deeply honored by the recognition. The Delsys Prize
is a significant milestone for scientists like me as it inspires us to
tackle the most challenging questions concerning the workings of the
neuro-muscular system."

Commenting on Dr. Huang's work, Dr. Kuiken said "Helen has developed a
novel EMG decoder that has great potential to become an effective neural
interface for the next generation of lower limb prostheses. I believe
her work has launched an important new area of EMG analysis, with
clinical applications that are far reaching."

"We are delighted to learn that Dr. Huang has received the prestigious
Delsys Prize," said the department chair Dr. Faye Boudreaux-Bartels.
"The equipment donated by Delsys will benefit not only Dr. Huang's
research on control of prostheses, but that of her Biomedical
Engineering graduate students as well."

Runner up: Mr. Sridhar Poospadi Arjunan, from the Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology for his work title, "Fractal features based
modeling and analysis of sEMG to identify subtle actions."

Third place: Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian, from the University of Washington
for his work titled, "Toward Human-Level Dexterity using an Anatomically
Correct Robotic Hand"



About the Delsys Prize:

Awarded annually, the prize was established in 2003 by Dr. Carlo J. De
Luca, CEO of Delsys Inc. to recognize innovation in the field of
Electromyography (EMG), a discipline that studies and makes use of the
electrical signal that originates in contracting muscles. To learn more
about the prize, current and previous winners, please visit
www.delsys.com .

About Delsys, Inc:

Delsys is a small company that designs, manufactures, and markets a
variety of products used to detect and measure electrical signals that
originate in a muscle when it contracts. Associated products include EKG
sensors, Accelerometers, Foot sensors, Goniometers and a range of other
Biosignal sensors.

Over 1200 centers all over the world use Delsys technology. It is used
in laboratories for exploring the workings of the neuromuscular system;
in clinics for assessing the extent of neuromuscular injury or
disability and for monitoring the progress of rehabilitation; in sports
applications for enhancing human neuromuscular performance; in
ergonomics for providing quantitative evaluations of workers performing
tasks or for improving the interaction between the human body and
machines; and in biofeedback applications for reducing muscle stress,
relearning movement patterns, and enhancing skilled performance.

Contact info: Delsys@delsys.com