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  1. Anna Winslow and David Lee were featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 Edition of NC State Engineering Magazine. During Homecoming in late October 2016, they presented an overview of our lab's research to College of Engineering Alumni and demonstrated the use of our upper limb prosthesis with an able-bodied adapter. The article is available on NC State's College of Engineering website, as well as on page 36 of the printed publication (PDF).

    Anna and David

  2. NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson and College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega stopped by our lab in March 2017 to see our latest research. It seems like they enjoyed their visit!

    The group with the Chancellor and Dean

  3. Are you interested in improving the way amputees control prosthetic devices?

    The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) at the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help advance an exciting new upper limb prosthesis control platform based on a musculoskeletal model. You should have a recent PhD degree in Biomechanical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related fields. Research experience in musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulation, EMG measurement, signal processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and/or motor control is highly desirable

    This is a great opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary research lab. Here in NREL at NC State, we investigate the control mechanism of neuromuscular systems in normal and neurologically-disabled individuals, develop advanced neural-machine interfacing technologies, and apply these techniques toward neural control of prosthetics, orthotics, computers, and other assistive devices. As a researcher in our joint department, you will have excellent opportunities to leverage and expand on our existing collaborations with faculty at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, and with clinicians at the UNC School of Medicine. We are located in the vibrant Research Triangle Region, one of the fastest growing tech regions in the US.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact us: nrel.ncsu@gmail.com.
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  5. Dustin Crouch participated in NC Science Festival's Invite-a-Scientist Program where he discussed his research at Cleveland Middle School in Garner, NC.

    Dustin at CVMS
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  7. New Tech Automatically 'Tunes' Powered Prosthetics While Walking, with Matt Shipman at NC State University, 2015
  8. This news was highlighted on the front page of NSF.gov

     

    NSF Front Page

     

     

  9. Dustin Crouch was selected to present his research publicly at the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, NC as part of National Postdoc Week on September 23, 2015.

    Dustin at NRC
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  11. Dr. Huang was one of 89 engineers selected to participate in NAE's 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
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  13. Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees, with Matt Shipman at NC State University, 2014
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  15. Our group's work was in UNC-TV's North Carolina Now news program on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Please check their website, click on "Watch Video" after selecting "A Profile of North Carolina State University."
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  17. Dr. Helen Huang's work on brain-connected prostheses has once again made an apperance in the press. In late January, both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer reported on Dr. Huang's development of smarter prostheses that utilize brain signals to help deal with changes in terrain, speed, and type of activity. The goal of Huang's work is to program a bionic leg to response to specific brain activity patterns associated with a specific command, such as bending the knee. Congratulations to Professor Huang on the well-deserved publicity!
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  19. "Helen Huang and her colleagues at N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill are building a smarter, safer bionic leg that "listens" to the user's body and figures out what he or she has in mind before that person takes the next step.", on The News & Observer, January 26, 2014
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  21. Researchers Seek to Control Prosthetic Legs with Neural Signals,with Matt Shipman at NC State University, 2013
  22. Also see  NCSU researchers earn grant to develop brain-connected prosthetics, with Jason deBruyn at Triangle Business Journal, and the article, at the O&P Edge, 2013

     

  23. Our article, entitled "Recent developments in biofeedback for neuromotor rehabilitation", ranks as the #6 all-time most viewed article in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 2013 
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  25. Our article, entitled "A strategy for identifying locomotion modes using surface electromyography" is one of the most cited articles in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2013 
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  27. URI Professor Awarded Grant for Powered Prosthetics Research. The O&P Edge, June 6, 2012
  28. Also see URI Professor gets $520K NSF grant, with Patricia Resende at Mass High Tech, and URI article, with Todd McLeish

     

  29. Research puts people on their feet, College of Engineering, University of Rhode Island, March 2012
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  31. Safer, Smarter Legs, Rhode Island, Science and Technology Advisory Council, Jan 2011
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  33. URI awarded $12.3 million in research grants through Federal Stimulus Act, with Todd McLeish, December, 8, 2009
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  35. Researcher Trips Amputees In Effort To Develop Improved Prosthetic Legs, ScienceDaily, September 16, 2009. (Video)
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  37. STAC awards $1.5M in research grants, with Ted Nesi, PBN, Jan 28, 2009 (ProJo newspaper, PDF)
  38. Also see STAC news: STAC Awards 23 Scientists, 10 Institutions Funding for Collaborative Projects

     

  39. URI biomedical engineer wins 2008 Delsys Prize, with Susan Baird, PBN, Oct 28 2008
  40. Also see 2008 Delsys Prize Winner (Delsys.com), Huang wins prize for EMG/lower-limb research, (The O&P Edge, November 17, 2008),

     

  41. Thinking Makes It So: Science Extends Reach Of Prosthetic Arms, ScienceDaily, November 12, 2007.
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01/26/2014
In late January, both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer reported on De. Huang's development of smarter prostheses.

09/24/2013
NCSU researchers earn grant to develop brain-connected prosthetics, with Jason deBruyn at Triangle Business Journal, and the article, at the O&P Edge, 2013

09/23/2013

Researchers Seek to Control Prosthetic Legs with Neural Signals,with Matt Shipman at NC State University, 2013

10/13/2012

Attended Neroscience 2012 in New Orleans