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  • Vicon user group meeting @ Biomechanics Conference September 2005

    Dear all

    a VICON user group meeting will be held as part of the forthcoming
    "Biomechanics of the lower limb in health, disease and
    rehabilitation" conference.

    The conference is September 5-7th 2005 and hosted by the Centre
    for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research, University of
    Salford, England. Contact Conference Chair Dr Christopher Nester
    for details:

    Registration and call for abstract information is available at:

    There are 6 keynote presenters and 3 full days of presentations:

    Dr Richard Baker, Dr A.J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Professor Peter
    Cavanagh, Dr Stefan Hesse, Professor Garth Johnson, Professor
    Marco Viceconti,

    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"

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

    There will be four Hot topic sessions.

    Session 1) " Advances in gait laboratory technology and
    techniques” - markerless motion capture, gait data prediction,
    reducing skin movement artefact.

    Session 2) " Real-world gait assessment” – Textile based sensors,
    wearable motion, force, pressure sensors, implantable systems, in
    shoe systems, motion capture in the built environment.

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

    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.

    For registration, accommodation details and to get onto the mailing
    list please see the web site.

    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

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