Craig Sherstan was recently awarded a Vanier scholarship to continue his work as a PhD student in the BLINC lab. Craig and his work were recently featured by the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta. You can read the article here.
The Blinc Lab has been very productive these summer months. A new onslaught of eager summer students have help us make some exciting progress on our main lines of research. We are looking forward to the data collection and analysis to follow.
It has been a year in the making, and now BLINC’s Handi-hand and Bento Arm are integrated. After a some mechanical improvements and a healthy amount of programming our multi-articulate hand and arm are talking and ready to participate in exciting upcoming experiments!
After much anticipation the Modular Prosthetic Limb has arrived at the BLINC lab!!!
This fully sensored, multi-articulate limb is capable of achieving movement in 26 degrees of freedom. The limb provides the BLINC Lab access to a ton of useful functionality and data. After an in depth training session with engineering personnel from HDT Robotics the limb is up and running. Our engineers are eager to start programming and playing with this incredibly advanced piece of equipment.
Back from the holiday break, the Blinc members are geared up for yet another productive semester. We are pleased to welcome a handful of new members and excited launch new research projects!
It has been another productive fall semester for the BlincLab. This past semester was packed full of participant trials, conferences and manuscript preparations. Looking forward to the winter term.
BLINC Lab members had a busy and productive summer. Highlights included attending and presenting at MEC 2014 in Fredericton in August, resulting in some great conversations and collaborations. Honours of “highest ranked papers” announced for Ann Edwards for her submission “Adaptive Switching in Practice: Improving Myoelectric Prosthesis Performance through Reinforcement Learning” in the signal processing stream, and Dr. Jacqueline Hebert for “Comparative Sensory Outcomes for Three Transhumeral Targeted Reinnervation Cases” in “other” stream. Looking forward to a busy and active fall as our lab renovations finish!
Members of the BLINC Lab have been accepted for 6 podium presentations at MEC’14 Myoelectric Controls Symposium at the University of New Brunswick, August 18-22, 2014. The team is excited and looking forward to interacting with some of the world’s best researchers in the field at this interdisciplinary symposium.