EMBC 2016: an interdisciplinary conference

Dr Weijie Wang from the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR) attended the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 16) on 16-20 August in Orlando, Florida, USA.

This annual conference covers a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology to neural engineering, with many themes of applied engineering on medicine. The conference received approximately 3700 submissions, with researchers coming from universities, hospitals, institutes, industries and various organisations from around the globe.

The research presented by Dr Wang were two BMSc undergraduate projects on the relationships between EEG and motion/EMG were carried out by Miss Maria Tereza Guedes and Mr Lucas de Ricchezza who were students supported by the Science Without Borders (SwB) initiative.

Maria’s project entitled ‘Analysis of the relationships between brain electrical activity and gait pattern and implication in rehabilitation’ was displayed at the poster session whilst Lucas’ project ‘Analysis of the relationships between brain electrical activity and fundamental muscle activities and their implication in rehabilitation’ was orally presented at the Ignite session. The research on EEG and the attendance at the conference were partially supported by the project grant from the Knowledge Economy Partnership Program KEP-058 of the British Council.

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Left: Maria preparing a subject; Right: Maria and Lucas collecting motion data in IMAR.

Dr Wang stated: “Maria and Lucas worked exceptionally hard over the past year to produce excellent dissertations and quality research. Getting both projects accepted at this prestigious conference just goes to highlight their efforts and the tremendous research opportunities we offer at the TORT Centre”.