Dr. Angkoon Phinyomark, post doctorate fellow at UNB Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), has been recognized by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) with a Rising Star Research Award.

Dr. Phinyomark’s research in myoelectric control devices and prothesis will benefit amputees. He studies how muscular, skeletal and neurological systems process signals to classify human gestures from surface electromyogram (EMG) signals.

A research paper by a former director of IBME, Dr. Englehart, inspired Dr. Phinyomark to pursue myoelectric control.

“IBME at UNB is one of the top institutions in the world to work on myoelectric control,” says Dr. Phinyomark. “Funding from NBHRF allows us the freedom to dig into research areas that interests us.”

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