01-10-2002, 01:55 AM
Dear Colleagues,
I am glad to see how much interested this second topic has given rise to. I
shall however remind you all the context, the objective and the format for
these discussions.

The present discussion forum originated from two separate initiatives,
combined together with mutual consensus: efforts by Prof Hatze to identify
those issues in biomechanics which are to be considered most pressing
nowadays, and the BIONET project (http://www.mk.dmu.ac.uk/bionet/). This
latter will give a nice opportunity also to meet all together in Bruxelles
next April (hopefully with most of you), to have a direct discussion, and
to possibly agree on final directions for future research.

A Call for such Topics has been posted to Biomch-l by Marco Viceconti on
29/11. Any of you can still point out an issue felt to be most critical and
still not well established, and send a short formulation for this to Marco.
On the other hand, together with Prof. Hatze, Marco and myself, we are
in a one-by-one basis several topics already identified as very important
among the ones arrived, some of those formulated by Prof Hatze. Marco has
posted a first Topic on 18/12 (Topic 1: Boundary conditions in FE or EXP
models), I have posted on 7/1 what Prof Hatze has well formulated to us
(Topic 2: Myoskeletal inverse dynamics). You are all invited to participate
in these discussions by either identifying a new Topic and post it to
Marco, or contributing to any of the Topics already launched and post that
directly to the entire list, with explicit mention of the Topic addressed
in the title. Considerations on the role and the instruments of
biomechanics in general are useful to these discussions as long as these
deal with a specific topic.

Alberto Leardini
on behalf of the BIONET Consortium

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Alberto Leardini, DPhil
Movement Analysis Laboratory
Centro di Ricerca Codivilla-Putti
Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli
Via di Barbiano 1/10, 40136 Bologna ITALY
tel: +39 051 6366522
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email: leardini@ior.it

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Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge,
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information."
Thomas Stearns Eliot, Choruses from ''The Rock'' (1934)
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