Online Events

ISPGR is pleased to announce that the society will be hosting a series of online events throughout 2020 and 2021 to facilitate scientific exchange and continue to support the membership and community. Sessions will consist of a series of talks around a specific theme and should include a keynote lecture and 4 – 6 associated papers for a duration of approximately 2.5 hours.

There are no fees to participate in the online events but participants must register. 

Webinar Recording Disclaimer

Please note that webinars are recorded. By your presence at an ISPGR webinar, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your registration constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use for any purpose in accordance with the Society mission and standard of conduct.  You are welcome to keep your camera off during these events, you and not the Society, is responsible for these setting options.

UPCOMING Online Events

Future events to be confirmed

Previous Online Events

Note that previous online events are available to watch on demand for ISPGR members.  Simply log in to the members only area of the website and review the available sessions.

Online Symposium – Smart technologies for remote monitoring of health and function – what does the future hold?

Tuesday 25th May at 14:00-15:30 UTC

 

Our surrounding environment and individual health both play a substantive role in mobility, function, independence and quality of life. COVID-19 highlighted the growing urgency to minimise person-person interactions, particularly in those who are clinically vulnerable. Thus the need for remote intervention, monitoring and evaluation has never been more critical.

Technologies such as those that record bioinformatics will undoubtedly be important for personalised medicine and tailored healthcare. Opportunities for remote monitoring paired with advanced analytical techniques and integrated algorithms (“digital healthcare/ bioinformatics”) offer significant opportunities to transform clinical management. Smart technologies (e.g. e-textiles, intelligent and ambient lighting, health monitors and alert sensors, voice activated devices) deployed in home and community environments may be used to enhance health and well-being.

This online symposium provides an overview of the potential of smart technologies and their applications. Four keynote speakers will introduce areas of research within which smart technologies are being applied and their visions for the future.

The symposium consisted of  invited speaker presentations and live Q&A periods over a duration of approximately 90 minutes.

A recording of the webinar is available to ISPGR members in the member only area of the website.

Confirmed Speakers

Tilak Dias, PhD

Tilak Dias, PhD

Professor, Head of Advanced Textiles Research Group, Nottingham Trent University, UK

E-textiles for healthcare

Cecilia Mascolo, PhD

Cecilia Mascolo, PhD

Professor of Mobile Systems, Head the Mobile Systems Research Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK

Sounding out wearable and audio data for health diagnostics

NICOLA PALMARINI

NICOLA PALMARINI

Director, National Innovation Center for Aging, Newcastle University, UK

LYNN ROCHESTER

LYNN ROCHESTER

Professor, Human Movement Science, Newcastle University, UK

Digital Health Technology – a ‘smart’ approach to mobility assessment?

Online Symposium – You mean I have non faculty options in academia after my doctorate?

March 31, 2021, 21:00 UTC

Academic positions do not always have to involve teaching or lead to professorship.  In this session hosted by the external relations committee, we will hear from two PhDs about their non-faculty academic careers.  Dr. Comali and Dr. Cone will describe the motivations for choosing their career path and provide insight into their day-to-day activities as Assistant Director of a human research protection office, and an Academic Advisor at a university in the US.  Following their presentation, they will participate in a panel discussion to answer any questions that attendees may have about a non-faculty career in academia.

A recording of the webinar is available to ISPGR members in the member only area of the website.

Confirmed Speakers

David Comalli, PhD

David Comalli, PhD

Assistant Director of Institutional Review Board (IRB), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Brian Cone, PhD

Brian Cone, PhD

Academic Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

Online Symposium – Fundamentals of balance control and the effect on childhood development

March 11, 2021, 08:00 UTC

Balance is a crucial aspect of motor development. Achieving, maintaining and restoring balance is a challenge as this is the result of the interaction between multiple systems in the body (e.g. the nervous and musculoskeletal system), a certain environment (e.g. playground) and a given task (e.g. jumping). Balance control is needed for all activities in daily life, such as running, swimming or ball games. In paediatric populations such as developmental coordination disorder or cerebral palsy, balance deficits severely affect everyday functionalities. A thorough understanding of the underlying control mechanisms as well as obtaining insights into the developmental course of balance and motor performance is paramount for unravelling the potential of improving balance through rehabilitation. The objective of this ISPGR session is to provide an overview of the current state of the art regarding evaluation of balance, motor performance and underlying control processes, with specific attention to developmental changes and rehabilitation potential in paediatric populations.

A recording of the webinar is available to ISPGR members in the member only area of the website.

Confirmed Speakers

Marcella Danks

Marcella Danks

Australian Catholic University

Evaluation of postural balance in preterm children
Rosalee Dewar

Rosalee Dewar

The University of Queensland

Development, structure, and application of the KidsBEST in children with cerebral palsy
Ann Hallemans

Ann Hallemans

University of Antwerp

Chair – Welcome and Introduction to the Fundamentals of balance control and the effects on childhood development
Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson

University of Antwerp

The feasibility and clinical utility of the Timed Up and Go with cognitive dual-task in preschool children
Leanne Johnston

Leanne Johnston

The University of Queensland

Postural control activity profile: A framework for identifying, assessing, and managing functional difficulties in postural control
Pieter Meyns

Pieter Meyns

Universiteit Hasselt

Balance training in children with CP
Evi Verbecque

Evi Verbecque

Universiteit Hasselt

The multisystemic nature of balance control: Influence of age on performance
Katrijn Klingels

Katrijn Klingels

Universiteit Hasselt

Session Moderator

Online Symposium – Advances in markerless tracking used for human movement analysis

February 18, 2021, 16:00 UTC

The gold standard assessment of normal and pathologic human movement is laboratory-based optoelectronic three-dimensional motion analysis. This type of equipment is relatively expensive, and requires a dedicated lab and specific expertise to conduct. The equipment imposes several restrictions on the assessment of motion, as analysis is restricted to the lab, markers need to be placed on specific anatomical landmarks, and specific clothing is required to reduce marker movement error.

Recent advances in biomedical engineering resulted in new techniques based on deep learning to track body landmarks in simple video recordings, which include a high degree of automatization, and allow unobtrusive recordings in a more natural environment.  Information presented includes the most recent advances of markerless tracking options to assess human movement, including their advantages and disadvantages and some examples of application (e.g. gait analysis, assessment of balance control and movement disorders).

A recording of the webinar is available to ISPGR members in the member only area of the website.

Speakers

Maaike Eken

Maaike Eken

Stellenbosch University

(Upper limb) markerless movement tracking during gait; Advances for low-to-middle income countries
Helga Haberfehlner

Helga Haberfehlner

Amsterdam UMC

Assessment of dyskinesia in children using markerless motion tracking
Lukasz Kidzinski

Lukasz Kidzinski

Stanford University

Gait laboratory in your pocket: Measuring disease progression from single-camera videos
Pieter Meyns

Pieter Meyns

Universiteit Hasselt

Chair – Welcome and introduction on advances in markerless tracking in human movement analysis
Amir Patel

Amir Patel

University of Cape Town

Biomechanics Unleashed: 3D Markerless Motion Capture of Cheetahs in the Wild
Jan Stenum

Jan Stenum

Johns Hopkins University & Kennedy Krieger Institute

Two-dimensional video-based analysis of human gait using pose estimation
Maud van den Bogaart

Maud van den Bogaart

Hasselt University & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

​Measuring balance control using 3D markerless movement tracking

Online Symposium – Current evidence for cortical control of balance and gait

December 3, 15:00 UTC

Every day we must continuously adjust our posture to maintain balance and avoid falling.  The prevalence of balance impairments associated with cortical lesions (e.g., stroke) demonstrates the importance of the cerebral cortex for human balance.  This symposium presented an overview of recently revealed cortical correlates of balance and gait, which show that cortical activity does not only indicate cognitive and motor interference (for example during dual task) but also reflects dynamic adaptation of the gait pattern and reactive balance responses.

A recording of the webinar is available to ISPGR members in the member only area of the website.

Speakers

Dan Ferris

Dan Ferris

University of Florida

Mobile brain imaging of dynamic balance can improve human balance training
Brenda Malcolm

Brenda Malcolm

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Aging alters cortical contributions to balance
Aiden Payne

Aiden Payne

Emory University

Perturbation-evoked cortical responses are associated with balance ability
Martin Seeber

Martin Seeber

University of Geneva

Distributed EEG source imaging during gait
Teodoro Solis-Escalante

Teodoro Solis-Escalante

Radboud University Medical Center

Cortical correlates of postural stability
Johanna Wagner

Johanna Wagner

Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California San Diego

EEG source imaging reveals inhibitory cortical dynamics in gait adaptation