"Movement Analysis and Clinical Assessment of Motor Disability:
Standardisation Issues"

Colli del Tronto (AP) - Italy - 10 to 15 of February, 1997

Organized by: University of Ancona and Consortium TSR - Italy


Aim of this Teaching Workshop is to diffuse among the scientific and
clinical communities the results obtained in the last five years for the
harmonisation of clinical protocols and for the standardisation of
experimental protocols and of data management, interpretation and
(tele)communication in the context of the Functional Evaluation of motor
Standardisation of clinical and experimental protocol is recognised as a
necessity for Clinical Rehabilitation to obtain communicability and
comparability of data in order to evaluate different Rehabilitation
procedures and to allow sharing of expertise among different Rehabilitation
centres. In
such a framework the use of teleconsultation will promote the growth of
formalised knowledge that can help the clinical decision making process.
This teaching workshop is organised under the aegis of CAMARN, a CEC DG XII
project, which has created a network of laboratories to train number of
young researchers in Movement Analysis.
The scientific background of CAMARN comes from other European projects,
namely CAMARC-II

The CAMARN network is composed by :
- Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands
- Department of Physiotherapy, University College, Dublin, Ireland
- Department of Electronics and Automatics, University of Ancona,Italy
- Laboratory of Biomedical Kinanthropology, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
- Department of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis, University of Aalborg,
- Institute for Biomechanics, German Sports University, Cologne, Germany
- Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
- INSERM Unite 103, Montpellier, France

Who should Apply

Health care operators (clinicians and therapists) convinced of the need of
integrating Movement Analysis in clinical practice; bioengineers involved
in the assessment and treatment of motor disability, health care managers,
interested in the opportunities open by Telematics.

Main Topics

- Clinical Protocols
- Terminology and Units
- Co-ordinate systems
- Equipment calibration and routine testing
- Data storage, retrieval and communications
- Data Knowledge Organisation


- Chair: J. P. Paul and T. Leo
- Clinical Protocols: G. Zilvold
- Terminology and Units : J. P. Paul and P. Rabischong
- Co-ordinate systems: A. Cappozzo
- Equipment calibration and routine testing: R. Kleissen
- Data storage, retrieval and communications: H Fournee
- Data/Knowledge Organisation: A. Starita

General Organisation

The teaching workshop is organised in three sessions; each session will be
held in two days, one and
a half devoted to lectures and discussions and the other half devoted to

>From 10 to 15 of February, 1997

Hotel CASALE, Colli del Tronto (AP), Italy



Proceedings, in CD-ROM form, containing texts and samples of
demonstrations, will be mailed to all participants after the workshop.

Maximum number of participants

The maximum number of participants is limited to 100 (one hundred).
Applications will be accepted following the order of arrival of the
declaration of interest form.


The workshop should be attended as a whole.
However the possibility of following only one or two sessions is
considered. The registration fees, comprehensive of VAT and taxes, are as

whole Course 800000 It. Lire
one Session 400000 It. Lire
two Sessions 600000 It. Lire

200000 It. Lire

DEADLINE: January 20, 1997
Late registration: Supplement of 30%

Hotel fees, (comprehensive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, taxes and some
sport facilities):
Double room: 200000 It. Lire, per person, per day
Single room: Supplement of 30000 It.Lire for single use of double room.

Accompanying persons will benefit at no extra costs of part of the
beauty-farm treatments, and will be entitled at special rates for the
remaining ones.

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- (from 1 January, 1997)

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