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Machine learning-based upper-limb prosthesis control

July 4 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome to the July PyData Edinburgh event!

As usual, we will have a main talk, our lightning talks, pizza & refreshments and great chat! This month we’re delighted to welcome Agamemnon Krasoulis, from Newcastle University’s Intelligent Sensing Lab, as our main speaker.

Please RVSP if you can join us at Solar Winds Edinburgh office.


In the Intelligent Sensing Lab, our research is motivated by the potential of prosthetics to restore function to individuals with sensorimotor deficit, by transforming thought into action and sensation into perception. In this talk, I will talk about our work in translating biological signals, for example, recordings of muscular activity, into control actions for the motors of hand prostheses. I will present current challenges in translating research advances into clinical products and how we aim to leverage machine learning (and Python of course!) to overcome them. Finally, I will give a real-time demonstration of our research using a state-of-the-art prosthetic hand and muscle control.


Agamemnon Krasoulis is as a Research Associate in the Intelligent Sensing Lab of the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. Prior to that, he obtained a PhD and MRes in Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests lie in the intersection of machine learning and biomedical engineering. His current focus is on the development and deployment of control algorithms for upper-limb prostheses. He has carried out research in the fields of prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces for motor rehabilitation and cochlear implants.


We still have a few spaces for some lightning talks this month – share your stories! Share your successes & failures! Share your hints & tips! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we want to hear from you.

If you want to give a lightning talk at this event, send us a message either here on Meetup, through Twitter @PyDataEdinburgh or any other way you know how to find us!

Just 5 minutes, still informal, no need for slides unless you want them — go on, give it a go!


Please RSVP to come to this event 🙂

1815: Doors open, drinks & networking
1845: Talks start — welcome & community announcements followed by our main speaker, then lightning talks.
We’ll end the evening with pizza and more refreshments, wrapping up by 2100.


As always, we couldn’t do this without our sponsors help to provide a venue and drink & pizzas and for this event — Cathcart Associates, Wood Mackenzie, Solar Winds, Lloyds Banking Group and Canon Medical


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July 4
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


PyData Edinburgh


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