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Symposium Details & Purpose: A group of outstanding investigators will present their perspective and research at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics. The goal of the Symposium is to bring together researchers that have an interest in these fields and introduce Motor Control concepts in Biomechanics for a wide range of applications including Robotics, Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, Modeling, Sport Science, and more.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Irene S. Davis (Spaulding National Running Center, USA) “Gait Retraining to Reduce Injury Risk in Runners”

Prof. Jim Richards (University of Central Lancashire, UK) “Skin, Brain, Muscle, Movement: Can proprioceptive interventions such as taping and bracing change neuromuscular control?”

Alessio Puleo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) “Is the notion of central fatigue based on a solid foundation?” 

Prof. Joseph Hamill (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) “Head and tibial acceleration as a function of stride frequency and visual feedback during running”

Prof. Jason DeFreitas (Oklahoma State University, USA) “Using dEMG to assess motor unit adaptations with training”

Dr. Paola Contessa (Delsys, Inc., USA) “Transposed firing activation of motor units”