4th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ISEK 2016

Posted on June 17, 2016

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca and the ISB Working Group in Motor Control are pleased to announce that the 4th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics will be held in Chicago (USA) on July 5th 2016 on the preconference day of the XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).

The event will feature internationally renowned speakers presenting their work at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics. See the event flyer for details.

When: July 5th 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: XXI ISEK Meeting, Chicago, IL (USA)

Registration and Fee: Please visit the ISEK website for registration information (see Workshop 1B).


Opening: Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University & Delsys Inc., USA)

Invited Speakers:

  • Joshua C. Kline (Delsys Inc., USA) “The empirically unsupported practice of estimating common synaptic inputs”
  • Andrea D’Avella (Universita' di Messina and Santa Lucia Foundation, Italy) “Muscle synergies: biomechanical epiphenomenon or neural control strategy?”
  • Paul Hodges (University of Queensland, Australia) “Probing muscle coordination with electromyography: Lessons from adaptation to pain”
  • Patrick Crago (Case Western Reserve University, USA) “Augmenting voluntary reach and grasp in stroke survivors by functional electrical stimulation”

Who Should Attend: Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control should attend. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments in these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.

Check our website for updates and registration information.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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We would like to thank the attendees of the 3rd Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics for another outstanding event.

The Symposium was held on Tuesday May 31st 2016 on the pre-conference day of the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Boston, USA.

The Initiative, organized by prof. Carlo J. De Luca and the ISB Working Group in Motor Control, featured the following internationally distinguished researchers:


  • Irene S. Davis (Spaulding National Running Center, USA) “Gait Retraining to Reduce Injury Risk in Runners”
  • Jim Richards (University of Central Lancashire, UK) “Skin, Brain, Muscle, Movement: Can proprioceptive interventions such as taping and bracing change neuromuscular control?”
  • Joshua Kline (Delsys, Inc., USA) “Transposed firing activation of motor units”
  • Joseph Hamill (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) “Head and tibial acceleration as a function of stride frequency and visual feedback during running”
  • Jason DeFreitas (Oklahoma State University, USA) “Using dEMG to assess motor unit adaptations with training”
  • Alessio Puleo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) “Is the notion of central fatigue based on a solid foundation?”


See the event flyer for details.

Thank you all for participating and see you at our next event at ISEK 2016!


Symposium Organizers

Carlo J. De Luca, Boston University & Delsys Inc. (USA)
Paola Contessa, Delsys Inc. (USA)

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