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Seminar in sports science

Sports science, engineering and the ankle joint


25.04.2017 kl. 09.30 - 12.00


The Physical Activity and Human Performance (PAHP) Research Interest Group, Department of Health Science and Technology cordially invites you to take part in a seminar on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. We invited several internal and external speakers who will present their recent research on ankle joint mechanics and motor control. We hope that this seminar catches the attention of students, colleagues, clinicians and anyone who is interested in sports science, engineering and motor control.


9:30 Welcome and introduction. by Prof. Uwe Kersting

9:35 Bioengineering approaches in the ankle. by Dr. Claire Brockett, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds, UK.
Claire’s research includes the development of novel experimental simulation for pre-clinical testing of total ankle replacement and understanding the failure mechanisms in ankle replacement. She is involved with mechanical and biological characterisation of tissues, development of natural experimental simulation and computational multi-body modelling of the biomechanics of the foot and ankle.

10:15 Challenges in foot/ankle musculoskeletal modelling. by Prof. John Rasmussen, AnyBody Research Group, Dept. of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Denmark.
John is the leader of the AnyBody Research Group at Aalborg University. He is a co-founder of AnyBody Technology, and works on the advancement of musculoskeletal modeling in biomechanics ranging from sports biomechanics to industrial and clinical biomechanics applications.

10:50 break

11:00 Effects of balance training on the neuromechanics of lateral landing. By Anderson Oliveira, PhD, AnyBody Research Group, Dept. of Materials and Production, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Anderson has been working on the interaction of the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems for several years. The methodologies he uses range from EEG, EMG, advanced signal processing to biomechanical modeling and applied biomechanics methods. He has published substantially in the area of training and training adaptations.

11:25 Applied approaches to account for ankle stabilization devices in biomechanical modeling. by Prof. Uwe Kersting, SMI, Dept. of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Uwe is leading the Laboratory for Movement Analysis and Sports Technology at SMI. His work focuses on overuse and acute sports injuries, sports performance and sports technology. The main methods used in his lab are biomechanical with an increasing component of motor control aspects of human movement.

11:45 Open discussion (End no later than 12:00)

Please send a short registration e-mail to Ida Vith Johnsen.

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