B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 45513
Keynote talk - evening of Tuesday May 9th
It's OK to have a scientific bias, but it depends on what you do with that bias
This keynote talk describes a 30-year effort to understand what information about the neural control of muscle is contained within the surface electromyographic signal.
David Gabriel received a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Motor Control from McGill University in 1995 and completed an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the Mayo Clinic in 1997. His research contributions were recognized by induction to the National Academy of Kinesiology as an International Fellow and as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Professor Gabriel is a past president of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology and is co-author of the textbook “Essentials of Electromyography.” He has secured 1.17 M in external funding from NSERC and CIHR. His research areas include mathematical modelling of the surface EMG signal and signal processing methods related to motor unit firing patterns. The ultimate goal of his research program is to understand the neural control of muscle force.