Oskar C. Aszmann

Oskar C. Aszmann was born in Vienna, Austria. He received the M.D. degree from the medical faculty of the University of Vienna. He enrolled as tutor and Scientific Assistant at the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology with a major interest in neuroanatomy. He studied plastic and reconstructive surgery with Prof. Hanno Millesi. He continued his training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, where he studied peripheral nerve surgery from Prof. Lee Dellon and the basic science of peripheral nerve regeneration from Prof. Thomas Brushart. He then joined the Division of Plastic Surgery in Vienna, in 1998 where he now holds the position of Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Both his research and clinical focus have always been peripheral nerve reconstruction and extremity/hand reconstruction. Since 2006 he has been in a close collaboration with the company Otto Bock which has led to the establishment of a partly private/government funded Center for Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. Dr. Aszmann, for his recent accomplishments in this field and his care for patients with complex extremity injuries, was awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine, London, U.K., twice and most recently received the Hans Anderl Award, the most prestigious research prize awarded by the European Association for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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The Extraction of Neural Information from the Surface EMG for the Control of Upper-Limb Prostheses: Emerging Avenues and Challenges
Farina, D. ; Jiang, N. ; Rehbaum, H. ; Holobar, A. ; Graimann, B. ; Dietl, H. ; Aszmann, O.C. Abstract Despite not recording directly from neural cells, the surface electromyogram (EMG) signal contains information on the neural drive to muscles, i.e,... Read more