HSC researchers and Chinese colleagues publish in Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

July 6, 2023
Qiyin Huang

Qiyin Huang, PhD, a recent graduate from the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL), is the lead author of a recent paper titled, “A Robotic Device for Measuring Human Ankle Motion Sense“, published in Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, that investigated the use of a robotic device to measure ankle proprioception. Other authors include HSCL researcher Naveen Elangovan, PhD, and HSCL Director Juergen Konczak, PhD from the School of Kinesiology, as well as Bin Zhong, PhD and Mingming Zhang, PhD from the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. The device was developed by engineering researchers at SUSTech. Ankle proprioception refers to signals that relay information about ankle position and motion. This information is essential for the ability of humans to control their balance and gait. This paper shows that the device can yield precise, objective measures of ankle proprioceptive function, which have been difficult to obtain in clinical settings.

Juergen Konczak
Naveen Elangovan