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syang65
05-12-2007, 02:48 PM
Dear BIOMCH-L member:

During the 8th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium to be held in Taipei Taiwan from the 27th through the 29th June 2007 at the National Yang University Taipei, we have arranged a special tutorial lectured by Prof. Ewald Hennig ( University Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Prof. Julie Steele (University of Wollongong, Australia).



Title of Tutorial:



The Human Foot: From Early Child- to Adulthood



Topics:



1. Development of gait and changes in foot structure and limb alignment in toddlers and young school children: Differences between boys and girls (Ewald)



2. The effect of body weight and obesity in children on foot structure and function (Julie)



3. The adult foot: A gender comparison of foot anatomy (Julie) and foot function (Ewald)



4. The effect of obesity in women and men on:

a) Pressure distribution (Ewald, Julie)

b) Fat pad thickness (Ewald, Julie)



5. Perception of touch and vibration in the adult foot:

a) foot mapping of sensation across the plantar and dorsal surfaces of the foot; sex differences (Ewald)

b) in obese subjects and patient groups (Parkinson - Ewald)

c) in obese children (Julie)



We are honored and pleased to invite you to attend this special lecture and to meet specialists in knowledge exchange and friendship.



for more information http://fbs2007.ym.edu.tw



May we remind you to register on-line as soon as possible?



E. C Frederick, and .Sai Wei Yang

Footwear Biomechanics Group, Symposium Organizing Committee