Speakers

Joseph Hamill –  Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Hamill has authored or co-authored over 350 research papers and research proceedings, several book chapters and three books. He is a Fellow of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics and the National Academy of Kinesiology. Dr. Hamill’s research interests are focused on lower extremity biomechanics during normal and pathological locomotion. His current projects include studies on coordination variability in the determination of cumulative micro-trauma injuries and the interaction of biomechanical and biochemical factors in overuse injuries.

Currently is Honorary Professor at the Univ. of Edinburgh, an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of Limerick, Distinguished Research Professor at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, Visiting Professor at Univ. of Staffordshire and a Staff Scientist at the Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield, MA. He has been an invited speaker at universities in more than 15 different countries. He has mentored more than 60 graduate students. He is currently the Past-President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and President-Elect of the International Society of Biomechanics.

Lectures:
*) Interactions of lower extremity function during running.
*) Running Related Injuries
*) Running Footwear and the Risk of Injury
*) Footfall Patterns and Injury Risk

Daniel Jandacka – University of Ostrava,

Dr. Jandacka is an Associate Professor of University of Ostrava, Head  of Department of Human Movement Science. His research is currently focused on Running and Achilles tendon Biomechanics.

Lecture:
*) Achilles tendon and running

Enrique Navarro & Javier Rueda – Technical University of Madrid

Dr. Navarro is Professor at the Technical University of Madrid, Head of Sports Biomechanics Laboratiry (UPM), Currently studies focus on Biomechanical Analysis of recreational runners (www.biomecanicaUPM.es) and Hamstring Injury Prevention and rehabilitation in professional soccer. Javier Rueda is Graduate in Sport Sciences and Doctorate student, his work is focused on running biomechanics, Ergonomy and surface EMG.

Lecture:
*) Biomechanical analysis of recreational runners

Carlos Rodrigues & Miguel Velhote Correia – C-BER/ INESC TEC / Univ. Porto (Portugal);

Carlos Rodrigues is Assistant researcher at C-BER – Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (https://www.inesctec.pt/cber-en?set_language=en&cl=en ) of INESC TEC – Technology and Science Associate Laboratory (https://www.inesctec.pt). He is Graduated in Physics – Optics and Electronics, MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and PhD student in Biomedical engineering with thesis on Biosignal analysis for neuromuscular control assessment.

Dr. Correia is an Associated Professor at the Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Oporto. Key research interests are in Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation, Wearable Systems, Computational Vision, Signal Processing and Imaging, focusing on sensor technologies and data fusion methods for measuring and analyzing human movement, perception, action and performance.

Lecture:
*) Lower limb interactions and interfaces study on altered gait modes

MovLab team – Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Abrantes is Professor at ULHT, supervisor of MovLab’s biomechanics development and collaborator of different University Departments as professor of Biomechanics. Currently studies focus on the biomechanics variability of individuals motor patterns special related with biomechanics of joint stability approach.

Dr. Atalaia is Movlab’s associate researcher and Professor of Human Movement Analysis at Portuguese Red Cross Health School. Research aim is centered joint stability limb preferences in motor patterns performance using 3D models applications.

Lecture:
*) Is lower limb preference accountable for injury risk?

Dr. Aleixo is a Movlab’s associate researcher and Associated Professor of Biomechanics at ULHT. His research is focused on the effect of proprioceptive stimulation on the control evolution of dynamic joint stiffness on special populations.

Lecture:
*) Gait data in rheumatoid arthritis women

 

Dr. Martiniano is Movlab’s associate researcher and a podiatrist consultant in Clinica São de João de Deus, Lisbon. His research is focus on the effect of Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy in Kinematic, Kinetic and CoP patterns using 3D models applications.

Lecture:
*) Podiatry and biomechanical analysis in injury prevention

 

Hugo Silva – PLUX / Wireless Biosignals

Demonstration focus on BITalino of PLUX , a versatile toolkit composed of low-cost hardware and software

Physiological data has had a transforming role on multiple aspects of society, which goes beyond the health sciences domains to which they were traditionally associated with. While biomedical engineering is a classical discipline where the topic is amply covered, today physiological data is a matter of interest for students, researchers and hobbyists in areas ranging from arts, programming, engineering, among others. Regardless of the context, the use physiological in experimental activities and practical projects is heavily bounded by the cost and limited access to adequate support materials.

In this demonstration we will focus on BITalino, a versatile toolkit composed of low-cost hardware and software, and created to enable anyone to create cool projects and applications involving physiological data. The hardware consists of a modular wireless biosignal acquisition system that can be used to acquire data in real time, interface with other devices (e.g. Arduino or Raspberry PI), or perform rapid prototyping of end-user applications. The software comprehends a set of programming APIs, a biosignal processing toolbox, and a framework for real time data acquisition and post processing.

BITalino       (http://www.bitalino.com)

PLUX             (http://www.plux.info)