As part of the WCB 2018 programme, industry are welcome to host sessions open for all delegates to attend. These sessions are scheduled during the main timetable as indicated below.
No additional charges apply to attend.
Ensure you visit our industry partners on the exhibition floor who will advise more about their session.
WEDNESDAY – 11th JULY
Time: 1120 - 1250 Wednesday 11th July
Title: Medical Image Based Innovations to Improve Patient Care
Session Details: The scope of this session is to highlight new and notable contributions from academic delegates to the streams of future of medical image based technologies in patient care. The finalists of Mimics Innovation Award will complement the session with their recent innovations and highlight the most advanced technologies which patients can benefit from. The session will be finalized by an insight into the latest technologies made within Mimics Innovation Suite 21.
Speakers: To be Announced
Time: 1510 - 1555 Wednesday 11th July
Title: Outdoor Motion Capture and Musculoskeletal Simulations
Session Details:Gait analysis is a standard tool within the biomechanics community. Moreover, the creation of musculoskeletal models allow researchers to estimate quantities difficult to measure non-invasively. Conventionally, these models require optical motion capture and force plate data to perform the inverse dynamic calculations which estimate muscle forces and joint moments. However, such applications are limited to gait laboratories.
Recently the AnyBody Modeling System has incorporated techniques that enable inverse dynamics calculations using solely kinematic input, combined with ground reaction force predictions. Xsens MVN is an inertial motion capture system with robust performance and can be used in any location. This allows motion data to be acquired in the natural environment of the participant. The latest software release of Xsens MVN Analyze 2018 includes new major features, such as immunity to magnetic disturbances and reduced skin tissue artefact.
In this joint AnyBody & Xsens session, we present the state of the art in inertial motion capture and musculoskeletal models. Furthermore, a workflow is presented to import Xsens motion data into AnyBody, such that full-force musculoskeletal simulations can be performed.
Speakers: Jason Konrath - Xsens | Ananth Gopalakrishnan - Anybody Technology
Time: 1555 – 1640 Wednesday 11th July
Title: Capturing and analysing research-grade human movement data in natural environments with a portable, wireless biomechanics lab
Session Details: In this workshop, Noraxon biomechanics experts illustrate how an integrated portable biomechanics lab can be transported and deployed in nearly any natural environment to capture and analyze a wide range of biomechanical and physiological variables simultaneously to get the ‘whole picture’. Discussion covers equipment capabilities that facilitate the acquisition of research-grade human movement data during field testing, as well as a state-of-the-art software platform that automatically synchronizes multiple sensor streams and enables integrated data visualization, processing and analysis in one central user interface. Participants will consider important questions, such as
- Is my current biomechanics practice optimized given rapid advances in technology?
- Is there a more efficient way to manage the data collection and analysis process?
- How can I ensure that the data I’m gathering most accurately reflects my subjects’ real-life performance?
- What environmental factors affect my subjects physiologically, and how does that translate into the way they move?
What options do I have to capture EMG, 3D motion, video, force, pressure and other physiological processes such as heart and breathing rate and variability in my subjects’ most natural environment?
Speakers: John Cockcroft, PhD
Managing Staff Scientist, Neuromechanics Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Time: 1710 – 1755 Wednesday 11th July
Title: Markerless Motion Capture – new high performance technology for big data in real world scenarios– Use cases, Accuracy, Case studies
Session Details: This session will give an overview on principles, accuracy validations and actual use cases of markerless motion capture. Several studies have been performed to validate accuracy of this method and a summary of those will be presented regarding angle and joint position accuracy. Further actual use cases from high performance sport and medical field will be presented showing how the technology has been implemented to deliver automated motion capture for big data analysis in real games and daily routine, without any subject preparations.
Speakers: Philipp Ruß, Thomas Hock - Simi
THURSDAY 12th JULY
Time: 1030 - 1115 Thursday 12th July
Title: Body (A)symmetries: Is there a Link between Local and Integral
Session Details: Local asymmetries include bilateral asymmetries (the difference in performance or function between the same muscles on different limb/side) and asymmetries between the opposing muscles of the same limb (e.g. flexors and extensors). Global asymmetries are characterized by performance imbalance seen at a body region or even in full kinetic chain. Local and global performance are determined by the level of individual’s fundamental motor abilities – strength and
power, stability and balance, flexibility and mobility, all of which are interrelated to a certain degree.
Body asymmetries in various sports have been investigated before, yet several questions remain unanswered especially how the different types of asymmetries are related and what impact they have on injury prevention or return to play decisions.
The scope of this session is to present you a study conducted by Prof. Nejc Sarabon which shows the role of force measurement when looking at asymmetries in the context mentioned above.
Speakers: Prof. Nejc Sarabon
University of Primorska, Andrej Marusic Institute, Department of Health Study, Koper, Slovenia
Time: 1115 - 1200 Thursday 12th July
Title: Integrating IMUs with Optical Motion Capture: Clinical and Sporting Applications’
Session Details: How to apply Vicon IMU technology and Vicon optical Motion Capture in your lab, be it a Clinical or a Sporting application.
Speakers: Thor Besier
The content at the Industry sessions are wholly the responsibility of the host/chairing organisation as indicated above. Any opinions, research or recommendations belong to the session host and not WCB 2018 or its affiliates. The inclusion in the WCB 2018 programme does not confirm endorsement of any content discussed or their affiliated organisation(s) by any partner of WCB 2018.