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 and will take place in Wicklow Meeting Room 3.
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
The scope of this session is to highlight new and notable contributions from academic delegates to the future of applying medical image based technologies in patient care. The finalists of the Mimics Innovation Awards from all regions (EMEA, APAC and Americas) will present their recent work and highlight the most advanced techniques they use to advance the field of biomechanics. The session will also contain an overview of the latest functionalities within the brand new Mimics Innovation Suite 21, and the award ceremony for the Mimics Innovation Award Winners of 2018.
Session Chairs: Prof. Dr. Jos Vander Sloten (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) & Dr. Zahra Asgharpour (Materialise N.V. Leuven, Belgium)
- Simon Sonntag , COO at enmodes GmbH, Aachen, Germany
Title of Speech: “Development of a Novel Inflow Cannula for the EVAHEART® 2 LVAS: Virtual Anatomical Fitting and Hemodynamic Simulation”
- Louis Parker, PhD Researcher at Vascular Engineering Lab, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, Australia
Title of Speech : ‘Computational Modelling to Evaluate Intervention Strategies for a Complex Case of Aortic Disease’
- Prof. Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Title of Speech: ‘ Accurate Predictive Models to Assess Coronary Obstruction and PARAVALVUAR Leakage During TAVR
- Prof. Dr. Michael Skipper Andersen, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Title of Speech: "Workflow Assessing the Effect of Gait Alterations on Stresses in the Medial Tibial Cartilage – Combined Musculoskeletal Modelling and Finite Element Analysis"
- Sjoerd Kolk, Materialise N.V. Leuven, Belgium
Title of Speech: "Using Medical Imaging Data in Biomechanics: Past, Present and Future"
- Award Ceremony Mimics Innovation Awards 2018
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 | Pavel Galibarov - Anybody Technology
Time: 1555 – 1640 Wednesday 11th July
Title: IMU Data Quality Control
Session Details: Dr. John Cockcroft, PhD (Managing Staff Scientist, Neuromechanics Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will share this experience of refining IMU data collection procedures in the laboratory and the clinic to ensure high quality data recording to allow for accurate interpretation. Dr. Cockcroft will share best practices regarding developing set up procedures and identifying appropriate scaling methods for individual models.
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.
Dr. Thor Besier will discuss the development of wearable sensor technologies and their use in musculoskeletal model integration, the value of integration with optical modalities, and their use in sporting and clinical applications. This talk will detail the different modelling approaches that contributed to the integration including: mechanical and deterministic models, statistical models, and hybrid ‘surrogate’ modelling.
Speakers: Dr. Thor Besier
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.