News Archive

September 21, 2019
Dave, Brendan, Monika and David B. are in Jasper to attend Alberta Motor Control annual meeting "Neurohike".

July 31, 2019
After a year of collaboration and research, Joao and his family return to Brazil.

July 31, 2019
Dave has been invited to present at the XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Calgary. He will present "Does decreased motor axon excilability contribute to contraction fatigability during functional electrical stimulation?" at this meeting.

August 29, 2019
Congratulations Cindy! Cindy has successfully defended her MSc thesis and completed the requirements for a Master's degree. The thesis, entitled "Does stimulus pulse width influence contraction fatigability during neuromuscular electrical stimulation?" will be prepared for journal publication.

July 16, 2019
We are hosting Milena Aguiar dos Santos this week in the lab! Milena is a visiting from the Research Group on Applied Neuromechanics (GNAP) at the Federal University of Pampa (UNIAMPA) in Brazil. She will help out with our various projects before attending the XXVII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Calgary.

June 28, 2019
Dave has won 7th Prize for a presentation at RehabWeek! The presenters for the top 60 of 429 submitted posters were invited to deliver a 60 second "Fast Forward" presentation. The poster, "Multi-Channel Functional Electrical Stimulation: How many channels are optimalto reducecontraction fatigue?" won the distinction.

June 24, 2019
Dave has been invited to give a keynote at RehabWeek in Toronto. The meeting is is a week-long event that brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology at the same time and place in order to foster cross-disciplinary communication and the development of relationships between different players. The talk, entitled "Utilizing Physiological Principles to Reduce Contraction Fatigability during Functional Electrical Stimulation" will be presented at the iFESS conference.

May 1, 2019
We welcome Brendan Kelly and Monika Dyjak and David Bouferguene to our research team! Brendan is a first year medical student and is with us as part of the Special Training in Research (STIR) program. He and Monika are working on "Enhancing hand function after a spinal cord injury". David is working on an "Invetigation into kinesthesia in VR" as part of a directed studies. We look forward to a productive summer!

March 16, 2019
New funding! We are supported by a NSERC Discovery Grant to study a new project, "Multisensory integration in kinesthesia."

April 3, 2019
Double U School day! Students from Highlands and Westmount Junior High are here today to experiment with the nervous system and make muscle music. We hope all were excited about neuroscience as we were.

January 2, 2019
Happy new year! We begin 2019 with Alexis to our team. She will be helping us revamp our presentations to schools and other groups.

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