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01-05-2005, 10:50 PM
Dear colleague

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is open for the 3rd international
conference on

“Biomechanics of the lower limb in health, disease and

September 5-7th 2005, hosted by Centre for Rehabilitation and
Human Performance Research, University of Salford, England.


There are 6 keynote presenters and 3 full days of presentations:

Dr Richard Baker, Dr A.J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Professor Peter
Cavanagh, Dr Stefan Hesse, Professor Garth Johnson, Professor
Marco Viceconti,

1) Dr Richard Baker, Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Laboratory,
Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Australia "Clinical gait analysis:
the search for patients with abnormalities bigger than our
measurement errors"

2) Dr A.J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Department of Biomedical
Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. "Computational
modeling: a scientific basis for prevention of lower extremity

3) Professor Peter Cavanagh, Department of Biomedical
Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic
Foundation, USA "The biomechanics of bone loss during manned
space exloration"

4) Dr Stefan Hesse, Free University Berlin, Germany "Gait training
after stroke - past, present and future"

5) Professor Garth Johnson, Centre for Rehabilitation and
Engineering Studies (CREST) University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
UK. "The EU- SPASM Project - towards agreed definitions and
measurements of spasticity"

5) Professor Marco Viceconti, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Italy
"The Biomechanics European Research Area: current status and
future developments"

There will be four Hot topic sessions.

Session 1) " Advances in gait laboratory technology and
techniques” - markerless motion capture, gait data prediction,
reducing skin movement artefact and related topics.

Session 2) " Real-world gait assessment” – Textile based sensors,
wearable motion, force, and pressure sensors, implantable
monitoring systems, motion capture in the built environment.

Session 3) " Simulation of gait” – Chaired by Dr A.J. (Ton) van den
Bogert – computer based simulations of gait and lower limb

Session 4) " SPASTICITY” – Workshop led by the co-ordinators of
the EU funded support action “SPASM” - The overall objective of
the SPASM project was to establish best practice in measurement
of spasticity based on current knowledge and research in Europe.

Call for abstracts are open for session 1, 2 and 3. There is no call
for abstracts for session 4 as all presentations are led by members
of the SPASM project consortium.
See: http://www.spasmproject.org/.

Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Brian Blatchford Building
School of Health Care Professions
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
University of Salford
M6 6PU
TEL:0161 295 2275
FAX:0161 295 2668

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