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BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
19-21 April 1999
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
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FOR FULL INFORMATION CHECK OUR WEB PAGES!!!
http://www.utwente.nl/bmti/biomech/biomech.html

BIOMECHATRONICS E-MAIL LIST
subscribe to the biomechatronics e-mail list, which was specially constructed
for this workshop, and you will receive all subsequent postings regarding
the biomechatronics workshop: send e-mail with body
'subscribe biomechatronics' to Majordomo@el.utwente.nl
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IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:
-Invited Speaker Program
-General Information Biomechatronics workshop
-Call for papers (deadline 31st January 1999)

ADDITIONALLY ON OUR WEB PAGES
(http://www.utwente.nl/bmti/biomech/biomech.html):
-Invited Speaker Program, including abstracts of invited lectures
-Paper Instructions, including Word97 Template file
-Registration Information
-Hotel reservation

!! FOR PARTNERS IN THE PROJECTS NEUROS and SENSATIONS:
The Biomechatronics conference will be followed by a joint meeting
of the European projects NEUROS and SENSATIONS (21-23 April 1999).
The meeting will also take place at the University of Twente.


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WORKSHOP BIOMECHATRONICS
!!INVITED SPEAKER PROGRAM!!

The abstracts of the invited lectures can be found on our web pages:
http://www.utwente.nl/bmti/biomech/biomech.html


CLINICAL AND USER NEEDS
- Anand Nene (Rehabilitation Centre hetRoessingh, Enschede, NL),
Neuromuscular disorders: clinical and user needs
- Jaap de Vries (Rehabilitation Centre het Roessingh, Enschede, NL),
"Smart" trans-femoral prostheses

ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS AND MECHATRONICS
- William Harwin (The University of Reading, UK),
Robotics with a gentle touch: advances in assistive robotics and prosthetics
- Hermano Krebs (Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA),
Overview of the state of the art in robot-aided neuro-rehabilitation
- Job van Amerongen (University of Twente, Enschede, NL),
Mechatronics in biomedical applications and biomechatronics
- Theo de Vries (University of Twente, Enschede, NL),
Mechatronic design of a wheel chair drive train

WALKING ROBOTS AND PROSTHESES
- Bart Koopman (University of Twente, Enschede, NL),
Mechanics of walking - application to the control and design of prosthetic devices
- Richard van der Linde (University of Delft, NL),
Synthesis of bipedal walking cycles by limit cycle approach
- Dejan Popovic (University of Belgrade, YU),
Control of an active above-knee prosthesis
- Zlato Matjacic (University of Aalborg, DK),
A mechanical apparatus for arm-free paraplegic standing

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ARTIFICIAL NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
- Thomas Sinkjaer (University of Aalborg, DK),
Taking control of the injured nervous system
- Frans van der Helm (University of Delft, NL),
Neuromuscular control of the shoulder and arm

MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION
- Ronald Riso (Aalborg, DK)
Strategies for providing upper extremity amputees with tactile and hand position feedback -
moving closer to the Bionic Arm
- Theo Mulder (Sint Maartensklniek, Nijmegen, NL),
Cognitive constraints in the use of prosthetic devices

SENSORS IN BIOMECHATRONIC SYSTEMS
- Piet Bergveld (University of Twente, Enschede, NL),
Concepts for implantable sensors in biomechatronics systems
- Peter Veltink (University of Twente, Enschede, NL),
The application of inertial sensors for feedback in artificial control of human mobility

INDUSTRIAL EFFORTS IN ASSISTIVE ROBOTICS AND PROSTHETIC SYSTEMS
- TIMP (consortium of companies in Twente in area of rehabilitation systems)
- Nils van Leerdam (Kunst & van Leerdam, Medical Technology bv, Enschede, NL),
>From science to sales - The gap between prototype and product


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BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
!! General Information!!

BIOMECHATRONICS concerns intelligent electromechanical systems to support
affected functions of the human body. The area of Biomechatronics is an
interdisciplinary area involving robotics, control engineering, biomedical and biomechanical engineering, human factors, man-machine interaction,
rehabilitation medicine and others. Biomechatronics encompasses intelligent
prosthetic systems, robot assist devices for handicapped, micromachined tools
for minimal invasive surgery, etc.

OBJECTIVES OF THE BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
The objectives of the Biomechatronics workshop are as follows:
- To bring together all relevant disciplines in the area of Biomechatronics
(robotics, control engineering, biomedical and biomechanical engineering,
man-machine interaction, rehabilitation medicine, etc.) in order to review the
state of the art in each discipline and discuss the cooperation of these
disciplines in the development of intelligent electromechanical systems for
support of affected functions of the human body.
- To supply an opportunity for young as well as senior researchers in all
relevant disciplines to present and discuss their work and to be exposed to
developments in other relevant disciplines not normally met.
The Biomechatronics workshop is organized by the Institute of
Biomedical Technology (BMTI) of the University of Twente in cooperation with the
Institute of Mechatronics (Drebbel) of the University of Twente and the
Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre, in Enschede, the Netherlands

FORMAT OF THE BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
The 3 day workshop consists of:
- Introductions to relevant disciplines related to Biomechatronics by invited
speakers (typically 30 minutes)
- Presentation of research done by all attending researchers in the form
of poster presentations. Young researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) are
especially invited to present their work!
- Extensive plenary discussions about each discipline and challenges for
cooperation between disciplines to further the area of Biomechatronics.
All presenters (giving invited presentations or poster presentations) are
requested to submit a paper for the proceedings of the workshop, which will be
available at the start of the workshop. The deadline of the paper submission is
January 31st 1999.

Workshop attendance is limited to 150 participants

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All young and senior researchers in disciplines related to the interdisciplinary
Field of Biomechatronics are welcome to attend (robotics, control engineering,
Biomedical and biomechanical engineering, man-machine interaction,
rehabilitation medicine, etc.)

VENUE
The workshop will be held at the 'Collegezalen Complex' building of the
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, room CC3 (150 person
presentation room). In the same building, accommodation is available for poster
sessions.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The Biomechatronics Workshop (19-21 April 1999, University of Twente, Enschede,
the Netherlands) is organized by:
-the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI), University of Twente
In cooperation with:
-Drebbel Mechatronics Institute, University of Twente, and
-Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre, Enschede, the Netherlands

Organizing committee:
Dr.ir. Peter H. Veltink (P.H.Veltink@el.utwente.nl), BMTI
Dr.ir. Bart F.J.M. Koopman, BMTI
Dr.ir. Theo J.A. de Vries, Drebbel Institute
Dr.ir. H.J. Hermens, Roessingh Research and Development bv

Support:
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink (M.A.G.Wiehink@bmti.utwente.nl), BMTI
Drs. Iddo Bante, BMTI


ADDRESS OF ORGANIZATION
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink
Institute for Biomedical Technology
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
the Netherlands
tel. x31-53-4893367
fax x31-53-4892319
e-mail: M.A.G.Wiehink@bmti.utwente.nl

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BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
!!CALL FOR PAPERS!!

All presenters (giving invited presentations or poster presentations) are
requested to submit a paper for the proceedings of the workshop, which will be
available at the start of the workshop.

!!!The deadline of the paper submission is January 31st 1999!!!

message regarding acceptance of submitted papers: before 1 March 1999

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSION:
* The full paper instructions can be found on our web pages
(http://www.utwente.nl/bmti/biomech/biomech.html).
Write your paper according to theses instructions.
The maximal length of the paper is 4 pages
* For your convenience also a Word97 template file is available.
It can be downloaded from our web pages.
* Please send a hardcopy as well as an electronic version (floppy or e-mail
attachment) of your abstract to the symposium secretariat either by post or by
e-mail.
* Abstracts should be MS-Word 7 or 8 format. Macintosh format will not be
accepted.
* Abstracts must be received by the symposium secretariat by January 31st, 1999.
* Send abstracts to:
Institute for BioMedical Technology (BMTI)
University of Twente
T.a.v. Miranda Wiehink
CT-building, room 1370
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

e-mail address:
m.a.g.wiehink@bmti.utwente.nl
* Please do not forget to send a hardcopy by regular mail! Number the pages
of the hard copy on the back

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BIOMECHATRONICS WORKSHOP
!!REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!


Biomechatronics Workshop
19-21 April 1999
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

REGISTRATION FORM

Registration fee:
Regular students
Registration fee before February 1, 1999: Dfl 450 Dfl 350
Registration after February 1, 1999: Dfl 550 Dfl 450

The registration fee includes the conference diner on April 20

Instruction: the information on this registration form can be transferred to
the organization of the Biomechatronics workshop in one of the following ways:
* send by mail to the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI) at the
following address:
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink, Institute for Biomedical Technology,
University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands
* fax the form to the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI)
(fax nr. x31-53-4892319)
* e-mail the contents of the form to: Mrs. Miranda Wiehink of BMTI
(e-mail address: M.A.G.Wiehink@bmti.utwente.nl)

FILL IN:
Name
Position/Title
Company/Institute
Department
Address
City and State/Country
Telephone
Telefax
E-mail

Poster contribution: yes no
Title

Authors


CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:
* Your registration will only be processed after your payment has been received
* Hotel reservations will only be processed after your payment of the
registration fee has been received
* The organization remains the right not to accept registrations.
Our acceptance policy is based on several aspects, e.g.: the number of
Participants are limited to 150; we would like to balance the participation
from different disciplines and groups; priority will be given to participants
who present a paper. In the case your registration is not accepted, we will
inform you and will pay back your full registration fee.
* In the case you withdraw your registration before 1st March 1999, the payed
registration fee will be restituted except for an administration fee of
Dfl. 50,-. After 1st March 1999 payed registration fees will not be restituted

Payment is possible by:
* Cheque: payable to 'Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI)' and send to
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink of BMTI (address: see at top of registration form)
* Deposit to: University of Twente/BMTI, ABN/AMRO, account number 59.09.89.618, Enschede, the Netherlands, stating: Biomechatronics and your name
* Credit card
American Express Visa Eurocard/Mastercard
card number:
valid thru: _________/_________

Signature: ________________________


Payment is possible by:
* Cheque: payable to 'Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI)' and send to
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink of BMTI (address: see at top of registration form)
* Deposit to: University of Twente/BMTI, ABN/AMRO, account number 59.09.89.618,
Enschede, the Netherlands, stating: Biomechatronics and your name
* Credit card
American Express Visa Eurocard/Mastercard
card number:
valid thru: _________/_________

Signature: ________________________


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BIOMECHTRONICS WORKSHOP
!!hotel reservation!!

Biomechatronics Workshop
19-21 April 1999
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands


Rooms have been reserved at several hotels on campus and in Enschede.
You can make your hotel reservation via the organization of the workshop using
this form.

Instruction for hotel reservation: fill out this form and send it to the
organization of the Biomechatronics workshop in one of the following ways:
* send by mail to the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI) at the
following address:
Mrs. Miranda Wiehink, Institute for Biomedical Technology,
University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands
* fax the form to the Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI)
(fax nr. x31-53-4892319)
* e-mail the contents of the form to: Mrs. Miranda Wiehink of BMTI
(e-mail address: M.A.G.Wiehink@bmti.utwente.nl)

FILL IN:
Your name
Position/Title
Company/Institute
Department
Address
City and State/Country
Telephone
Telefax
E-mail

Indicate your choice of hotel:
* Logica (cheap and basic hotel room accommodation on campus):
rooms are available from 18 April to 25 April
o 1 person bedroom, Dfl. 67,50
o 2 person bedroom, Dfl. 105,00, Name of person who will share the room with you: _______________________
* Conference hotel Drienerburght (on campus)
Only single rooms are available from 17-21 April 1999
o 1 person bedroom, Dfl. 105,00
* Dish hotel, Boulevard 1945 2, Enschede (University of Twente can be reached with public transportation, taking approx. 20 minutes)
1 person bedroom 2 person bedroom
o 2 stars (Dfl 117,50) o 2 stars (Dfl 140,00)
o 3 stars (Dfl 132,50) o 3 stars (Dfl 155,00)
o 4 stars (Dfl 155,00) o 4 stars (Dfl 177,50)
Name of person who will share the room with you: _______________________


REMARKS REGARDING HOTEL BOOKING
* The hotel prices are indications. The organization of the workshop can not
guarantee that the actual price may be slightly different
* Your hotel room will only be reserved after receiving your payment for the
workshop
* You have to handle your hotel payment directly with the hotel. The
organization of the workshop does not handle hotel payments.
* If the hotel room you request is not available, we will let you know and, if
possible, propose an alternative.
* Rooms have been reserved until 31st of January 1999. Please make your hotel
reservations before that date.

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