Clinical neural engineering is a promising research field to apply various advanced engineering solutions in clinical application. It is a unique tool of neural rehabilitation for a lot of neurological diseases and disorders. In this project, a combination of neural signal processing, brain computer interface, robotic technology with artificial intelligence will be investigated and developed for clinical application. Our previous researches on single trial electrophysiological signal analysis has established a solid basis for the postgraduate student to further develop new technology for clinical neural engineering. A platform of brain computer interface and soft robotic technology will provide an excellent environment for the neural rehabilitation researches. The expected results from this project will show its great translational outputs and direct benefit to society.
Dr Hu is an experienced researcher in the neural engineering, who is the Director of Lab of Neural Engineering and Clinical Electrophysiology. He is a senior member of IEEE and Chinese BME society; Council Board member of International Association of Neurorestoratology(IANR); Vice Chairmen of Chinese Committee of IANR; Vice president of basic science sub-committee, Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord; Vice president of Spinal electrophysiology sub-committee, Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord; Vice president of Chinese Committee of Biomedical Sensor Technology, Chinese BME society, Council committee member in Chinese Sub-society of Medical Neural Engineering, Chinese BME society.
With his supervision, his students have obtained a lot of awards, including silver award in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (IEIG); first prize awards of WRCC Brain-Controlled Robot Contest and the 3rd China Brain Computer Interface Competition; Best Student Paper Award’ in the 2018 IEEE International Conference CIVEMSA; First prize of the best poster award ICCN 2013; Oldendorf Award of American Society of Neuroimaging. One of graduated PhD was winner of 2019 NSFC Outstanding Youth Fund, and another graduated PhD student was the winner of 2018 NSFC Excellent Youth Found.