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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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International Shoulder Group update

Posted on April 4, 2016

The 11th biennial Conference of the International Shoulder Group will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Thu 14th – Sat 16th July 2016. It is organized by the IMES Institute for Mechanical Systems at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The programme is now online (pdf).

Highlights include:

  • An OpenSim Workshop that will introduce a new shoulder model with an improved description of the scapulothoracic and glenohumeral joints. The workshop will include a brief overview of the OpenSim software, and hands-on examples using the new model to investigate shoulder mobility-related dysfunctions.
  • Keynote speeches from PD Dr Matthias Zumstein, Head of Shoulder, Elbow and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University Hospital of Berne, and Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef, Head of the Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation ARTORG Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research in Berne.
  • 33 oral and 10 poster presentations, with presenters coming from 12 different countries
  • An optional one-day trip to the Swiss Alps on the day after the conference.

Pleaser register by Friday May 13th for the reduced rate, and if you would like to attend the Opensim Workshop, remember to tick the box on the registration form.

Updates from the Technical Groups

Posted on December 23, 2015

Dear colleagues - Just a quick reminder of the work being done by the Technical Groups and by the Working Groups of the ISB, particularly the activities being held this year:

The XIV International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement will be held from July 18 to July 21, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2016.

The International Shoulder Group will be holding their 11th biennial meeting in Winterthur, Switzerland, from July 14-16 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is February 12, 2016.

The working group in Motor Control will have two activities next year:

  • The 3rd Workshop Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics will be held in Boston (USA) on May 31st 2016, on the opening day of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • The 4th Workshop Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics will be held in Chicago (USA) on July 5th 2016 on the opening day of the XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).

The ISB Technical Groups on Computer Simulation (TGCS) and Footwear Biomechanics, and the working group in Hand and Wrist Biomechanics are organizing their meetings in 2017 alongside the next ISB congress.

António Veloso

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Second ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ISB2015

Posted on September 30, 2015

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We would like to thank all attendees of the 2nd ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics for a great event. The Symposium was held on Sunday July 12th 2015 on the opening day of the XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) in Glasgow, UK.

The Initiative, organized by prof. Carlo J. De Luca and the ISB Working Group in Motor Control, featured a Keynote Lecture by Professor Paavo Komi from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the following internationally distinguished researchers:

Dr. Aurelio Cappozzo (University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Italy)

Dr. Joseph McIntyre (Tecnalia Research and Innovation – Health Division, Spain)

Dr. Katherine Steele (University of Washington, USA)

Dr. Benno Nigg (University of Calgary, Canada)

Dr. Vinzenz Von Tscharner (University of Calgary, Canada)

Dr. Patrick van der Smagt (Technische Universität München, Germany)

Dr. Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University, USA)

Dr. Marco Knaflitz (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Dr. Madeleine Lowery (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Dr. Maria Cristina Bisi (Università di Bologna, Italy)

 

See the event flyer for details.

Thank you all for participating!

 

Symposium Organizers:

Carlo J. De Luca, Professor Emeritus, Boston University (USA)

Philip Rowe, Professor, University of Strathclyde (UK)

Paola Contessa, Research Scientist, Delsys Inc. (USA)

 

Motor Control Seed Group accepted as Working Group

The Motor Control Group was established as a Seed Group of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) at the XXIV Congress of ISB in Natal (Brazil) in 2013.

We are very pleased to announce that ISB has approved the Motor Control Group to become a Working Group of ISB (https://isbweb.org/about-us/isb-tech-groups) at the past XXV Congress of ISB in Glasgow, 2015.

The affiliation recognizes the interest of the Biomechanics community in Motor Control and aims at strengthening the link between the two fields.

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2nd ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

Posted on June 30, 2015

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca and the Motor Control Group are pleased to announce the 2nd ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics in Glasgow (UK) on July 12th 2015, on the opening day of the XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).

The Symposium will open with a Keynote Lecture by Prof. Paavo Komi from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and will feature internationally renowned speakers presenting their work at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics (see the flyer for details).

When: July 12th 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Paavo Komi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Benno Nigg; Prof. Vinzenz Von Tscharner (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Prof. Joseph McIntyre (Tecnalia Research and Innovation – Health Division, Spain)
  • Prof. Aurelio Cappozzo (University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Italy)
  • Prof. Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University, USA)
  • Dr. Madeleine Lowery (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Prof. Patrick van der Smagt (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Prof. Marco Knaflitz (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Prof. Katherine Steele (University of Washington, USA)

Dr. Maria Cristina Bisi (Università di Bologna, Italy)

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.

Registration and Fee: Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please register here.

We look forward to seeing you at the next ISB Congress in Glasgow!

Sincerely,

Symposium Organizers

Carlo J. De Luca, Professor, Boston University (USA)
Philip Rowe, Professor, University of Strathclyde (UK)
Paola Contessa, Research Scientist, Delsys Inc. (USA)

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XV International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics

Posted on June 30, 2015

The International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics (ISCSB) is the biennial meeting of the Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS) (http://iscsb2015.lboro.ac.uk/). The conference this year will be held from the 9th-11th July at Paterson's Land, University of Edinburgh. Sam Allen, Mike Hiley (Loughborough University), and Simon Coleman (University of Edinburgh) are the conference organisers.

On the first day Anil Rao and B.J. Fregly (both University of Florida) are holding an Optimal Control workshop which has proved very popular with delegates. Over the next two days we have a full programme including 27 oral presentations with presenting authors from 11 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, USA). Among the presenting authors, there are 13 candidates for the Andrzej Komor Young Investigator Award. On the second day we are staging a round table discussion on the future of computer simulation in biomechanics involving four leaders in the field: Ton van den Bogert (Cleveland State University), Fred Yeadon (Loughborough University), B.J. Fregly (University of Florida), and Maarten Bobbert (VU University Amsterdam). On day three Mont Hubbard (Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis) will give the ISB keynote lecture entitled ‘Making snow park jumps safer: controlling equivalent fall height’. We would like to acknowledge the support of the ISB for the keynote lecture, and the Komor award.

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Technical Groups Update

Posted on December 22, 2014

10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group

The 10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group was held at the University of Waterloo from July 13-15, 2014. The ISG has an extensive history of meeting through special sessions at ISB and other conferences as well as independent meetings with the goal of sharing new knowledge of the upper limb and its many applications across clinical, biomedical engineering, occupational, sport and other areas. The 10th meeting exemplified this trend, as a wide variety of work was presented from across the world that spanned a diverse array of research themes. The programme for the meeting and abstracts are still available online at: https://uwaterloo.ca/isg2014/

Two distinguished keynotes speakers, Jim Johnson from Western University and John O’Neill from McMaster University presented lectures on shoulder reconstruction and clinical imaging, respectively. Nearly 50 abstracts were presented in both podium and poster formats. A workshop focusing on occupational shoulder exposure limits was hosted by the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Sponsors included The University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Department of Kinesiology, Delsys, Innovative Sports Training, and Northern Digital, Inc. The program also featured laboratory tours of the biomechanics group in the Department of Kinesiology. Additionally, a strong social schedule complimented the technical content of the meeting, allowing the strengthening and creation of existing research collaborations. A special issue of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology is in production to highlight a cross-section of the excellent work presented at the conference.

The 11th Meeting of the International Shoulder Group has been confirmed for July 14-16, 2016 and will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Health Sciences, and organized by Dr Daniel Baumgartner. We hope to see many familiar and new faces at the meeting!

 

New Board for International Shoulder Group

Following an election process carried out by out-going board member John Borstad, I am delighted to announce that five nominations to the board were received and all were elected unopposed. The new ISG Board thus comprises:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members and wish them all success in running the ISG. I am sure we will see exciting new developments in the coming months, and I look forward to the ISG Special Session at ISB Glasgow next summer!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the out-going members, John Borstad, Cathy Holt and Andy Karduna for their efforts over the last few years. Andrea Cutti is a continuing member but no less deserving of thanks :-).

Best wishes,

Ed ChadwickFormer ISG Chair.

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Technical Groups Update

Posted on September 30, 2014

MOTOR CONTROL SEED GROUP ISB SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR CONTROL IN BIOMECHANICS

The 1st ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanicsorganized by the newMotor Control Seed Group of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) was a great success.

The ISB Symposium was held on July 8th 2014 during the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) in Boston, USA. The session was organized by Professor Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University, USA) and Professor Philip Rowe (University of Strathclyde, UK) (see here for details). It featured a keynote Lecture by Professor Zev Rymer from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the following internationally distinguished researchers:

  • Professor Neville Hogan (MIT, USA)
  • Professor Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Professor David Lloyd (Griffith Health Institute, Australia)
  • Professor Steven Robinovitch (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Professor Thomas Buchanan (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Professor Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Professor Paola Contessa (Boston University, USA)
  • Professor Evangelos Christou (University of Florida, USA)

 

The wide interest in the symposium was demonstrated by the numerous attendees that included over 400 researchers and students.

 

Delegates at the ISB Motor Control Symposium

Delegates at the ISB Motor Control Symposium

The goal of the new Motor Control Seed Group is to provide a forum to highlight and foster the growing interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

As part of this initiative, the next ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is currently being planned for the upcoming XXVth Congress of ISB in Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-16, 2015.

 

Check the ISB 2015 webpage for updates and we look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!

 

Sincerely,

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca, PhD

Prof. Philip Rowe, PhD

 

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Technical Groups update

Posted on June 27, 2014

New Seed Group on Motor Control

A new Motor Control Seed Group was accepted at the last ISB Congress in Brazil; details of the new group and an upcoming symposium at the World Congress can be found here.

 

International Shoulder Group

The ISG Technical Group is looking forward to its 10th biennial meeting in Waterloo, Canada, immediately following the World Congress. The two day meeting, starting on the evening of the 9th of July, will feature keynote talks from Dr. James Johnson, University of Western Ontario, and Dr. John O’Neill, McMaster University, and is Chaired by Dr Clark Dickerson of the University of Waterloo. Further details can be found on the conference website.

 

3D Analysis of Human Movement

The 13th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement will be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, from July 14 to July 17 2014.  Their meeting will feature no less than seven keynote speakers supporting the Sport and Rehabilitation theme of the Symposium. More information can be found on their conference website.

 

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New Motor Control Seed Group

Posted on June 27, 2014

We are very pleased to announce the creation of a Motor Control Seed Group affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). The Motor Control Seed Group will provide a forum to highlight and foster the increased interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

We are also pleased to announce that, within this group, a new Motor Control in Biomechanics Symposium is being planned for the upcoming 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) from July 6-11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The goal of this Initiative, sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), is to offer a structure through WCB and ISB leadership for bringing together ISB members and biomechanists around the world to display their work on the understanding and application of motor control.

The ISB Symposiumwill open with a Keynote Lecture by Prof. Zev Rymer from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will feature internationally renowned speakers in Motor Control and Biomechanics. (click here for details or visit the event page).

When:  July 8th 2014, 2:30 – 6:00 PM

 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Zev Rymer (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA)

 

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Neville Hogan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Prof. Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Prof. David Lloyd (Griffith Health Institute, Australia)
  • Prof. Steven Robinovitch (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Prof. Thomas Buchanan (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Prof. Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Prof. Paola Contessa (Boston University, USA)
  • Prof. Evangelos Christou (University of Florida, USA)

 

We look forward to seeing you at the next WCB conference in Boston!

Sincerely,

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca, PhD

Prof. Philip Rowe, PhD

 

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