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3D analyses of normal and pathological locomotion

o Phase I
Critical assessment, September 7-8, 2006, La-Londe-Les-Maures (Toulon)
Aims
3D imagery of movement is a novel technique enabling the quantitative
analysis of both
normal motor function and disability. This technological development,
coupled with progress in movement science and integrative neurosciences, will
permit us to better understand the mechanisms involved in normal and
pathological
motor planning. Furthermore, the use of this technology with animal models
will lead to new perspectives in understanding phenotype/genotype connections.
The aim of this workshop is to establish the current states of this innovative
method for the measurement of an important function: locomotion. Recent
theories on plasticy of locomotor function and adaptative processes
resulting from
modified or altered body properties (sensory, nervous or muscular lesions,
in addition to
endo-prosthesis occurrence), and/or modified environment will be examined.
Audience
PhD students and post-docs studying sensory-motor functions and their
degradations.
Medical and paramedical teams, technicians responsible for devices for the 3D
analysis of human movement (Rehabilitation centres, hospitals). Researchers
wishing
to develop a quantitative approach to human or animal behaviour.
Researchers and
students that develop computational models of motor function (using
robotic, virtual
reality or motion capture for animation) and who wish to find out more
about human
movement.
Conferences will be given in French or in English.
Maximum number of participants: 80.
Programme
1. Models and control of complex multi-joint systems (Neurosciences and
Biomechanics).
2. Quantitative assessment of motor control, safe and pathological
(Neurological and
Orthopaedic pathologies, disabilities and systems of compensation).
3. Understanding plasticity of locomotor function and motor command modelling
(integrative neurosciences).
4. Applying knowledge to develop compensation systems (prostheses) and
re-education
(virtual reality).

o Phase II
Practical course, September 13-15, 2006, Dijon
Programme
Training in recording, analysis and interpretation of 3D kinematic data in
relation to
dynamic signals (force platform). Dedicated signal analysis of kinematic
data recorded
on multi-joint system. Tutorial in numerical simulation of normal and
pathological
movement.
Selection
20 candidates will be selected from the participants of phase I.

With the participation of :
Alain Berthoz (Paris, France), Bernard Bussel (Garches, France), Guy Cheron
(Brussels, Belgium), Volker Dietz (Zurich, Switzerland), Jaak Duysens
(Nijmegen,
The Netherlands), Giancarlo Ferrigno (Milano, Italy), Yuri Ivanenko (Roma,
Italy),
François-Xavier Lepoutre (Valenciennes, France), Philippe Merloz (Grenoble,
France),
Charalambos Papaxanthis (Dijon, France), Richard R. Neptune (Austin, USA),
Agnès
Roby-Brami (Paris, France), Yves Rossetti (Bron, France), Thomas Sinkjaer
(Aalborg,
Denmark), Jean-Louis Vercher (Marseille, France).



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Eric WATELAIN, Ph.D.
Laboratoire d'Automatique de Mécanique et d'informatique Industrielles et
Humaines
LAMIH - UMR CNRS 8530 - GR "Biomecanique"
Faculté des Sciences et des Métiers du Sport
Valenciennes Université Club
Université de Valenciennes
59313 VALENCIENNES Cedex 9
FRANCE
eric.watelain@univ-valenciennes.fr
http://eric.watelain.free.fr
http://www.univ-valenciennes.fr/Biomeca
Tel 03.27.51.14.93 FAX 03.27.51.13.16

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