We are pleased to announce that the 8th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics will be held in Dublin (Ireland) in conjunction with the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) on July 8th-12th 2018.
Date, Time and Venue: Details will be posted soon.
Symposium Details and Purpose: The goal of the session 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.
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.
With the support of the De Luca Foundation, MA (USA): 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. Visit De Luca Foundation.
De Luca Foundation “Motor Control” Student Travel Awards: Eight travel awards have been offered by the De Luca Foundation to the best abstracts submitted for the motor control session. The awards consist of an amount of US $ 500. Congratulations to the winners! View here.
|A functional and holistic approach to the identification of human motor control.|
Antonie J. van den Bogert (Cleveland State University, USA)
|Continuously parameterizing the timing and task adaptations of human locomotion for the control of powered prosthetic legs.|
Robert Gregg (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
|Challenging human locomotion: stability and modular organisation in unsteady conditions.|
|Pre-treatment synergy activations are associated with post-treatment gait in cerebral palsy.|
|Assessing differences in instantaneous multi-joint coordination of walking and running for typically developing youth using wavelet coherence analysis.|
|Investigating the neural control of movement during functional exercise.|
|"You can tell by the way I use my walk." Predicting the presence of cognitive load with gait measurements.|
|The origin of muscle synergies during intact and decerebrate cat locomotion revealed by a neuromechanical model of spinal locomotor control.|
Boris I. Prilutsky
|Assessing the effects of spatiotemporal asymmetry on intersegmental coordination elicited by slip-like perturbations during walking.|
|Nonlinear measures for the analysis of human movement dynamics: a focus on the development of gross motor control in schoolchildren.|
Maria Cristina Bisi
|Comparing the dimensionality of intramuscular EMGs and joint kinematics during increasingly complex hand movements.|
Misagh B. Mansouri
|Stability of joint angle dynamics during oscillatory lower limb gaits is task-dependent.|
|Improvements in dynamic motor control following neurorehabilitation of chronic balance deficits due to prior traumatic brain injury.|
|Voluntary modulation of redundant muscle activity during gait using visual feedback.|
|Experimental model identification of human balanced ball-and-beam systems.|
|Postural and suprapostural synergies during the sit-to-stand while holding a cup task: an uncontrolled manifold analysis.|
|Can muscular synergies be used for an intuitive control of upper limb prostheses? – A clinical analysis.|
|Identifying priority tasks during sport motions.|
|A method to analyze free interceptive catching movements.|
Marc H. E. de Lussanet
|Variability attenuation from step-by-step fluctuations to trunk kinematics of young adults walking at different speeds.|
|Differences in complexity of motor control between gait patterns in children with cerebral palsy.|
|Movement strategies to maintain sitting balance when exposed to aircraft perturbations in a simulated environment: A preliminary kinematic study in people living with a spinal cord injury.|
|Fitts’ Law assessment of weighted full body reaching. |
|Between-hands motor discrepancy in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy and typically developing children.|
|Complementing clinical decision-making with gait signatures: Identifying the effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy.|
Deepak K Ravi
|Unifying forward and inverse models for motor control and recognition into a single neural network.|
|Predicting in vivo muscle force in running guinea fowl using a Hill-type muscle model that includes titin in active muscle contraction.|
|Improved coordination and reduced variability contribute to accurate overarm throwing at an early stage of learning.|
|Intramuscular measurement of EMG activity of the deep intrinsic foot muscles during walking using a novel insertion technique.|
|Effects of visual feedback on spiral drawing in patients with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.|
Ping En Sun
|Modulation of ankle intrinsic stiffness with postural sway.|
|Changes in mediolateral dynamic balance control during imposed gait asymmetry on a split-belt treadmill strongly depend on passive dynamics in gait.|
|Motor units in children with cerebral palsy present a disorganized muscle state.|
Insights into kinematics of the knee joint using ground reaction control in the UGent knee rig.
Kinematic and kinetic analysis of quadrupedal locomotion in a slow motor neuron-deleted transgenic mouse line, a possible model for studying the effect of type-selective motor neuron degeneration on locomotor performance.
Intramuscular EMG analysis of coactivation across the extrinsic hand muscles.
Carl R. Beringer
Lower limb joint angle-angle assessment of stiff knee effect on gait and run.
The effect of visual feedback on basketball free throw performance.
Development of an evaluating system to quantify tremor severity of the patients with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
The relationship between COM and COP is able to characterize the strategy of posture control during single leg standing.
The effects of walking speed and bilateral vestibulopathy on spatiotemporal gait parameters and their variability: preliminary results.
Investigating the basic physiological and biomechanical principles underneath changes in posture during different lifting task: a pilot study combining plantar pressure and muscles activation analysis.
Changes in kinematics during stair climbing in persons with gastrocnemius medial head paralysis.
Modelling isometric-exercise-induced skeletal muscle adaptation.
Influence of diabetic neuropathy in the complexity of the foot kinematics during walking.
Eneida Yuri Suda
Stepping onto uneven terrain employs multiple methods to maintain trunk stability.
Coordination in gait: demonstration of a spectral approach.
Neuromuscular and motor control analysis of badminton forehand overhead smash at contact time.
Improvement of pointing operation ability of the cerebral palsies to promote their employment -Estimation of the optimal D/C gain for pointer movement distance.
Dynamic skill of postural leg support during lateral leg lift while sitting reflects gait performance after stroke.
Effects of lateral instability on three-dimensional talocrural and subtalar motions during active dorsi-/plantar-flexion of the ankle joint complex measured using bi-plane fluoroscopy.
Hsin Yi Lu
Performance evaluation for the upper and lower extremity control via smart ball in adolescence with intellectual disabilities.
Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng, Ko-Tung Chen, Yan-Ying Ju
Effect of cervical spinal decompression surgery on control of postural stability during quiet standing in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
The effects of noise on sensorimotor synchronization of human gait to an external cue.
Configurable dynamical environment simulation platform for studies of whole-body motor control and learning.
Weight distribution of expert marksmen during a dynamic shooting task.
Neuromuscular control of the knee in healthy subjects during perturbed gait: a pilot study.
Expert marksmen increase postural stability and shooting accuracy during a shooting task.
The leap step manoeuvre: a step-lengthening gait adaptation.
Influence of exercise-induced local muscle fatigue on the thumb and index finger forces during precision pinch.
Reaching forward test during standing: a comparison between the young and the elderly.
Effect of 5 weeks overarm throwing practice on variability of sagittal plane angle waveforms in inexperienced individuals.
Ki Kwang Lee
Clinical observations of users of a myo-electric orthosis for the upper extremity. A case series.
Muscle and cortical activity monitoring during walking tasks in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Pre-operative muscle EMG during walking can be used to model post-operative muscle coordination in children with cerebral palsy.
The bilateral components of neuromuscular adaptation of lower limbs examined by a novel experimental paradigm based on asymmetric cycling.
Nonlinear identification of EMG-torque dynamics during isometric time-varying contractions.
Mahsa A. Golkar
Effect of preparatory knee flexion-extension movements on subsequent sideways jump-to-reach performance.
Quantification of motor control in Parkinson's disease using nonlinear features of accelerometry.
Inter-muscular coordination of forearms and hands during sustained grip contraction.
The potential contribution of intrinsic motoneuron excitability to muscle weakness and aging.
Within- and between-day reliability of stride time variability during continuous overground walking in young healthy adults.
Strategies of force generation during muscle fatigue.
Control properties of motor unit behavior during dynamic movement.
Effect of motor, visual, and cognitive demand of smartphone use on gait among young and older adults in laboratory and free-living environments.
Models using Fourier series approximation for the detection of disturbances during gait: a pilot study.
Upper leg electromyographic activity during maximal isometric and dynamic contractions: considerations for signal normalization in young and old women.
High-density electromyographic identification of neuromuscular determinants of drop jump performance across varying drop heights.
Heterogeneity in the simulated properties of adjacently recruited motor units obtained via the onion skin and after-hyperpolarisation schemes.
Individual activity of femoral muscles detected by electromyography computed tomography (wireless EMG-CT).
On the manipulability and stability of human locomotion.
Modelling the dynamics of human balancing on rolling balance board in the frontal plane.
Long-term reliability of motor unit discharge rates in tibialis anterior obtained by decomposition of the surface electromyographic signal.
Muscle co-contraction in femoroacetabular impingement.
Trevor N. Savage
Comparison of bilateral coordination between symmetrical and asymmetrical reach–to-grasp tasks in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Hip circumduction is not a compensation for reduced knee flexion during gait.
Effects of attentional focus instructions in the synergy of the sit-to-stand task: an uncontrolled manifold analysis.
Postural Sway during Quiet Standing in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain after Lumbar Surgery: A Longitudinal Study.
Visual effects on grip force control for two-digit manipulation of objects with different centers of mass.
Influence of exercise-induced local muscle fatigue on the thumb and index finger forces during precision pinch.
Influence of arch-support insoles on postural stability and shooting performance in basketball players after physical fatigue.
The adaptive changes in sit to sit movement following lumbar spinal fusion.
Comparison of control quality of body’s center of mass motion relative to center of pressure between treadmill and over-ground walking.
Distributions of Motor Unit Firing Rates Describe Muscle Activity Better than Motor Unit Firing Rates.