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Conference programme


Provisional Programme

 Thursday (workshop 11.00am – 4.00pm)
TopicSpeaker
Workshop

Demonstration of the latest technology from Vicon, C-Motion and Theia Markerless

 Friday (8.30am – 5.15pm)
TopicSpeaker
Biomechanics of tissues

Professor Nicola Maffulli (Queen Mary University of London) Three-dimensional in vitro models for tendon tissue engineering

 

Dr Toni Arndt (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) The evolution of ultrasound speckle tracking for analysis of Achilles tendon function and injury

 

Dr Carla Harkness-Armstrong (Manchester Metropolitan University) Adaptations in muscle architecture complement the gastrocnemius operating ranges during gait in children who idiopathically toe-walk

Biomechanics in clinical practice

Professor R Abboud (University of Balamand, Lebannon) From Lab to Society

 

Dr Harry Witchell (Brighton and Sussex Medical School) Using wearable inertial sensors to understand sit-to-stand, gait, and fatigue in multiple sclerosis

 

Ritu Ghosh (Mobility India, Bangalore) Relevance of mobility assistive product development & clinical trials in less resource settings: India context

 

Lucy Irvine (University of Dundee, UK) Comparison of early and late presentation of developmental dysplasia of the hip in NHS Tayside: a review of demographics, treatment and outcomes

Footwear

Keynote: Professor Joe Hamill (University of Massachusetts, USA/Visiting Professor, Staffordshire University) The Influence of Footwear Research in Performance Enhancement

 

Dr Mark Lake (Liverpool John Moores University) Sports technology and player load monitoring in soccer

 

Dr Sharon Dixon (University of Exeter) Development of sport-specific footwear for active older females participating in court sports

 

Matthew Hill (Staffordshire University, UK) The effect of different design specifications of children's stability footwear on their mechanical stiffness

Mobility Assistive Technology

Dr Géza F. Kogler (Kennesaw State University, USA) Clinical considerations of material properties for orthosis prescription formulation

 

Michael Rexing (Human Study e.V., Germany) Is the a-p view a trap? Invitation to a change in perspective in scoliosis bracing

 

Dr Cleveland Barnett (Nottingham Trent University) Postural control in lower limb prosthesis users: Measurements and models

Award Presentation of Orthotist of the Year Award
Saturday (8.30am – 5.00pm):
TopicSpeaker
Gait analysis and technologies (1)

Dr Alberto Leardini (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy) Merging gait-analysis and skeletal modelling from medical imaging to support planning and assessment of custom high-tibial osteotomy: a novel technique and relevant results

 

Dr Andy Goldberg (University College London) Hips, knees and bumpsadaisy - rotation matters

 

Jayasree Ramaskandhan (The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) Role of Gait analysis in Total Ankle Replacement

 

Jeremy Lee (University of Dundee, UK) Biomechanical investigation of walking and activities of daily living pre- post- novel approaches to hip replacement surgery

Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Hannah Berry (University of Dundee, UK) Investigating the biomechanics of the freestyle stroke in swimming using field-based wearable technology

 

Dominic Lee (University of Dundee, UK) Forces through the knee in fencing and the effect of KT-Tape on these forces

 

Jack Roberts (University of Dundee, UK) Do wrist wraps help whilst performing a standing barbell overhead press?

Gait analysis and technologies (2)

Keynote: Dr Tom Shannon (Oxford Metrics plc/Visiting Professor, Staffordshire University) How multi-disciplinary research can benefit medicine, animation, and engineering?

 

Dr Isabel Sacco (University of São Paulo, Brazil) Footwear for the ageing population: How shoes can reduce or mitigate risk for knee osteoarthritis?

 

Dr Howard J. Hillstrom (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City) First Ray Mobility: Insight into Pedal Pathologies

 

Professor James Richards (University of Central Lancashire) The Development of Measures of Quality of Movement in Neurological disorders

Diabetic Foot

Professor Mike Edmonds (Kings College London) The role of physical forces in the natural history of the diabetic foot

 

Dr William R. Ledoux (Center for Limb Loss and MoBility, USA) Changes in shear characteristics of diabetic plantar soft tissue

 

Associate Professor Cynthia Formosa (University of Malta) Diabetic Foot Complications: The implication of biomechanical assessment on prevention, assessment, and treatment

 

Victoria Balasubramanian (Staffordshire University, UK) Relationship between microcirculation and the autonomic nerve functions in the foot