Ernest Kamavuako

Ernest Kamavuako


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Research interests

Application of Electromyography sensors and signals for myoelectric control of prostheses.

Wearable sensors and devices for monitoring in cardiology, nutrition, and fluid intake 

Human Machine Interfaces, Biomedical Signal Processing

Biographical details

Ernest N. Kamavuako has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at King's College London since October 2017. He received his Master's and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2006 and 2010, where he was Assistant Professor (2010-2014) and Associate Professor (2014-2017) with excellent teaching and supervision skills. From 2012 to 2013, he was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Between 2017 and 2021, he was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Between February and September 2017, he was an Academic Visitor at the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. He has a good publication record with primary research interests related to using EMG recordings to control upper limb prostheses and quantifying fluid intake.

Dr Kamavuako was Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering between 2016 and 2021. He has Guest-Edited the Special Issue "On the Applications of EMG Sensors and Signals" in Sensors, MDPI 2022. He is now an Associate Editor for Neuroprosthetics within Frontiers in Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Engineering within Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences.  

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Intramuscular and intrafascicular recordings for proportional control of prostheses, Aalborg Universitet

Award Date: 15 Jun 2010

Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science, The Recruitment Order of Electrically Activated Motor Neurons Investigated with a Novel Collision Technique, Aalborg Universitet

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006

External positions

Guest Professor, University Kindu

Aug 2022 → …

Adjunct Professor, University of New Brunswick

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2020

Guest Associate Professor, University Kindu

Jun 2016Aug 2022


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