Japanese Professor Receives Delsys Prize For Innovation

Mitsuhiro Hayashibe of Tohoku University is the first Japanese to receive the international electromyography award.

AsianScientist (Nov. 23, 2017) – Professor Mitsuhiro Hayashibe from the Graduate School of Engineering of Tohoku University in Japan has been awarded the 15th Annual Delsys Prize for Innovation in Electromyography from the De Luca Foundation, a private charitable organization in the US dedicated to serving the Biomechanics Research Community.

The Delsys Prize is a yearly competition established in 2003 by the late Professor Carlo J. De Luca to promote innovative uses of electromyography, which is a method to measure electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. It recognizes advancements in the understanding, techniques, technologies or applications of the electromyographic signal.

The competition received 135 entries from 30 countries and represented a remarkably broad range of interests in diverse areas, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, signal processing, facial electromyography, robotics and rehabilitation. Hayashibe is the first Japanese recipient of the international electromyography award for his work involving the use of evoked electromyography signals to enable stable neuroprosthetic muscle control and realize joint torque prediction under muscle fatigue.


Source: Tohoku University.
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