The ISB Technical Group in Motor Control hosted their 12th Virtual Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ISB, 2021

31 July 2021

We hosted the 12th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics between July 25th-29th, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). The symposium featured internationally distinguished researchers in the field of Motor Control and Biomechanics, followed by oral presentations. The program included 5 oral sessions:

  • Motor Control in Impaired Populations
  • Motor Control in Sport
  • Upper Extremity Motor Control
  • Motor Control in Gait
  • Motor Control

Invited talks:

  • “Characterizing subject-specific adaptation of motor outputs and sensory inputs in locomotion” Dr. Gelsy Torres-Oviedo (The University of Pittsburg, USA)
  • “Synergic control of individual muscles and agonist-antagonist muscle pairs” Dr. Mark L. Latash (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

and a special debate session on “Determining synergistic muscular force sharing”

  • Dr. Ton van den Bogert (Cleveland State University, USA)
  • Dr. Friedl De Groote (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
  • Dr. Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada)

Finally, congratulations to the winners of the ISB-sponsored Motor Control Student Awards:

  • “Corticospinal excitability during and after stretch-shortening cycle contractions compared with pure shortening contractions” Lea-Fedia Rissmann (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
  • “Uncontrolled manifold analysis of effects of different fatigue locations on coordination during a repetitive pointing task” Matthew Slopecki (McGill University, Canada)

Our next symposium will be held on September 17th, 17:00 pm – 20:00 pm GMT-3 in conjunction with the XIX Congress of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics (CBB), the IX Neuromechanics Symposium, and the III Latin-American Meeting of Biomechanics.

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