ADInstruments is proud to support the Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography and we are pleased to congratulate the 15th Annual Prize winner: Dr. Mitsuhiro Hayashibe from Tohoku University in Japan.
The Delsys Prize - established in 2003 by Professor Carlo De Luca - promotes innovative uses of electromyography. Dr. Hayashibe's winning proposal, titled “Evoked Electromyographically Controlled Electrical Stimulation”, was selected from a field of 135 entries from 30 countries.
Dr. Hayashibe is a Professor at the Department of Robotics in the Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University in Japan. He is also the founder of the University’s Neuro-Robotics Lab.
His proposal outlines a technique to improve neuroprosthetic control in patients with spinal cord injuries or sensory-motor deficiencies (such as drop foot syndrome in stroke patients) by using EMG signals to get a more accurate reading of a patient's muscle state. This technique enables joint torque control by electrical stimulation as well as muscle activation control.
Of winning the prize, Dr. Hayashibe says:
"I am glad to receive this prestigious award of the 2017 Delsys Prize. I feel it is special to receive an EMG innovation award from the world’s top EMG Foundation. It motivates me to further contribute to the progress of this field. I would like to thank also my previous research institutes: INRIA, University of Montpellier, France.”
As part of his prize Dr. Hayashibe receives LabChart Analysis Software as well as a cash award of $3,000, a commemorative plaque, and a complete Trigno™ 8 – Channel Wireless EMG System with EMGworks® Acquisition and Analysis Software by Delsys. The Trigno ™ system includes a device enabler so that wireless EMG data can stream directly into LabChart.
We are very proud to support excellence in research around the world. The ADInstruments' team wish Dr. Hayashibe the best of luck with his work!