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6th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ISB 2017, Brisbane (Australia)

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics will be held in Brisbane (Australia) on July 2017, in conjunction with the XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).

Date, Time and Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland (Australia)

Symposium Details and Purpose: The goal of the Symposium is to bring together established researchers and junior investigators with an interest in Motor Control and Biomechanics, and discuss Motor Control concepts in Biomechanics for a wide range of applications including Robotics, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling, Sport Science, and more.

Invited Speakers: Each invited talk will be followed by oral presentations

  • "Quantifying rehabilitation efficacy in chronic stroke requires a multi-modal approach: combining biomechanics, neurophysiology and clinical measures" Dr. Penelope McNulty, Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • "The potential influence of tendon compliance on sensory feedback from lower limb muscles" Dr. Glen Lichtwark, University of Queensland (Australia)
  • "Insights into freezing of gait from wearable sensors" Dr. Martina Mancini, Oregon Health and Science University (USA)
  • "Individual Muscle forces and musculo-skeletal models of human movement" Dr. John H. Challis, Pennsylvania State University (USA)
  • "Exposure to a unique visual stimulus with kinesthetic sensation results in synchronized reciprocally induced spontaneous muscular recruitment" Dr. Fuminari Kaneko, Sapporo Medical University (Japan)


Lifelong Contributions of Carlo De Luca to the Study of Human Movement: Motor Control Innovations 

Dr. William Z. Rymer (USA)

Dr. Serge Roy (Delsys Inc. & Boston University, USA)
Dr. Roberto Merletti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Abstract submission
Abstract submission for oral and poster presentation for the Symposium is now closed.

An award of US $ 500 is available to students and researchers who submit their work to the symposium. The award is kindly sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), and will be assigned based on the scientific quality of the work presented.

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 for all ISB attendees. Registration is open on the ISB 2017 website.

De Luca Foundation, MA (USA): The Symposium is kindly sponsored by the De Luca Foundation. The De Luca Foundation was established by Professor Carlo J. De Luca. The goal of the foundation is to recognize researchers in the field of Electromyography and Biomechanics with emphasis on Motor Control. It provides an annual award, the Delsys Prize; and the Emerging Scientist Award administered by the International Society of Biomechanics.

Contact Information: For any additional information, please contact

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane!

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