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06-02-2005, 02:09 AM
Dear all
The full programme for the 2005 International Bioemchanics
conference "Biomechanics of the lower limb in health, disease
and rehabilitation" is now available on the web.


Keynote speakers are:
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 injuries"

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"

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


click on each day for a break down of presentations. There will
be over 90 presentations made over 3 days:

Monday 5th Sept:

Tuesday 6th Sept:

Wednesday 7th Sept:

plus satellite events on a fourth day:

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

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

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.

Registration is now OPEN: EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL
JUNE 30th

Forms availabole online or email Janice Fletcher:

Look forward to welcoming you to Salford in September!
Dr Chris Nester
Conference Chair


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