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HST student receives Delsys Prize for innovation

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shriya Srinivasan, a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, recently received the 17th annual Delsys Prize for innovation in electromyography, from the De Luca Foundation.

Ms. Srinivasan’s winning proposal, titled, “Empowering the EMG Signal Source: Agonist-Antagonist Myoneural Interfaces for Neuroprosthetic Control,” was selected from a field of 182 entries from 34 countries, according to an announcement. The entries represented a remarkably broad range of interests in diverse areas such as biomechanics, physiology, signal processing, robotics, rehabilitation, and various others.

An announcement about the award from the De Luca Foundation said that “Our review team was impressed with the quality of all the submissions that we received, which is a positive indicator towards the expanded use of electromyography and its growth across numerous fields. We are honored to play a small part in this success story by illuminating outstanding contributions to the field.”

Delsys Prize Review Board Members included: Dr. Andrea d’Avella (Italy); Dr. Bernie Hudgins (Canada); Dr. Jaap Harlaar (Netherlands); and Dr. Helen Huang (USA).

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