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jbdingwell38
12-29-2009, 06:19 AM
Dear Biomch-L Subscribers,

Last Chance!!
400 Word Abstracts are due by Dec. 31!!


You are invited to participate in a symposium on "Dynamics and Stability
of Human Movement Systems" we are organizing for the 16th US National
Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) to be held at
Penn State University, June 27 - July 2, 2010. The Congress, held every
four years, is the premier American forum for networking and technical
information exchange for researchers and students interested in
mechanics.

This symposium is designed to encourage the development of new thoughts
and ideas leading to an improved understanding of human dynamics and
stability. We hope to generate thoughtful discussions on the associated
medical problems and the methods used to analyze them. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Medical conditions and injuries associated with instability including
falls, ankle injuries, torso instability, stroke, Parkinson's disease,
peripheral neuropathy, stability of prosthetics, muscular dystrophy,
cerebral palsy, and comparative biology

2. Understanding stability in normal human movement including dynamic
models of walking, trunk/spinal movements, upper extremity movements,
and the effects of neuromuscular time delays

3. Methods used to analyze human dynamics and stability including
kinematic variability parameters, Lyapunov stability, detrended
fluctuation analysis, stabilogram diffusion analysis, basins of
stability, thresholds of stability, Hurst exponents, and Floquet
multipliers

4. Future development directions for the field.


Development and application of both experimental techniques and
computational models are encouraged.

Authors should submit a 400 word abstract on the USNCTAM2010
website by December 31, 2009
(http://www.asmeconferences.org/USNCTAM2010/index.cfm). To navigate to
the symposium, from the top menu bar go to -> Technical Program ->
Technical Tracks -> Dynamics -> 5-10 Dynamics and Stability of Human
Movement Systems.

Just feel free to let us know if you have questions.

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer....

Best Regards,


Martin L. Tanaka
Wake Forest University
mtanaka@wfubmc.edu

Jonathan B. Dingwell
University of Texas at Austin
jdingwell@mail.utexas.edu