Prof. Dr. Jianqing Wang, FIEEE
Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
Topics: Wide Band Human Body Communication Technology for Wearable Robot Control
This talk reviews our developed wide band human body communication technology for wearable robot control. The wearable robots are assumed to be controlled by myoelectric signals and operate according to the operator’s will. First, we clarified that signals are transmitted on the human body mainly by electrostatic coupling. Based on this basic observation of on-body signal transmission mechanism, we developed a 10-50 MHz band impulse radio transceiver using human body communication technology, and applied it to wireless control of a robotic hand using myoelectric signals. The experimental results showed that the proposed technology is well suited for detection and transmission of biological signals in wearable robot control.
Prof. Wang received the Master Eng. and Doctor Eng. degrees in electrical and communication engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He was a Research Associate with Tohoku University, and a Senior Engineer with Sophia Systems Co. Ltd. In 1997, he joined Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, where he has been a full Professor since 2005. Prof. Wang authored Body Area Communications (Wiley-IEEE) in 2012. He received the IEEE EMCS Technical Achievement Award in 2019. From 2017 to 2020, he served as the Chair of Japanese Society for Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine and the Chair of URSI-K Japan Committee. He is an IEEE Fellow. His current research interests include biomedical communications and electromagnetic compatibility.