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Dr Hu Xiaoling received her PhD in Electronic Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since graduation, she has been devoting herself in the area of Biomedical Engineering at PolyU. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Dept of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Hu invented several hybrid robots for stroke rehabilitation, e.g., neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and robot hybrid exoskeletons and mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeletons. The core patents of the inventions have been licensed out to companies for further commercialization. Dr. Hu serves as a reviewer of journals, including Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology, and Current Medical Imaging Reviews. She is also an associate editor for Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. Dr. Hu has served as a committee member of IEEE Engineering, Medicine, and Biology Society (EMBS), Hong Kong and Macau Joint Chapter since 2008. She was the programme officer of the Chapter in 2008 and 2009, the secretary in 2010 and 2011, and was the vice chair from 2017 to 2019. 

Research interests

Neural Engineering; Multi-module robotic system; Biomechatronic Engineering; Bio-Signal Processing; Stroke Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine; Wearable Technology; Quantitative Measurement for Diagnosis and Evaluation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Engineering, Zhejiang University


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