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The following key note lecture will be presented (Click on the titles for more information):



Dr. Thomas Schon, Linkoping University,. Sweden

'Fusing data from difference source'

Herman J. Woltring Lecture for innovation in 3D analysis of human movement

The use of data from different, often complementary sources in order obtain a better estimate of the system under study has recently become very popular within many scientific areas. We will in this talk provide a framework, including the popular Kalman and particle filters for fusing data from different, complementary sources. The theory will be illustrated using several application examples from the automotive and aerospace industry. Possible applications for 3D analysis of human motion will be discussed.

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CappozzoProf. Dr. Aurelio Cappozzo, Istituto Universitario di Scienze Motorie, Italy

'The resurrection of 3-D analysis of human movement'

The mechanical analysis of human movement requires the gathering of quantitative information about the absolute and relative movement of the bones of the portion of the locomotor apparatus of interest. This is achieved using both mathematical models of the skeletal system and observable quantities. The latter quantities may describe the position, reconstructed using stereophotogrammetry, of point markers or the pose of 3-D markers equipped with inertial sensors. Both types of markers are positioned on the subject’s skin. In addition, the morphology of the portion of interest of the skeleton must be described and reported in the same space used to represent movement data.

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GrisettiDr. Giorgio Grisetti, University of Freiburg, Germany

'Probablisitic navigation techniques for mobile vehicles and possible consequences for human motion analysis.'

Mobile robot location requires simultaneous etimation of robot position and orientation and mapping of the environment. Possible consequence of the methodologies developed for 3D human motion analysis are discussed.

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VeltinkProf. Dr. Peter Veltink, University of Twente, Enschede

'Movement and force sensing for ambulatory 3D biomechanics'

3D Motion analysis in ambulatory conditions requires combination of traditional knowledge and new methodologies, and poses new challenges in methodology of assessing kinematics as well as external forces exerted to the body. Prof. Veltink will present the current possibilities and limitations and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

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SchwartzProf. Dr. Michael Schwartz, University of Minnesota USA

'Functional Modeling of Joints: A Clinical Perspective'

Prof. Schwartz will discuss current clinically feasible options and limitations as well as future challenges in applying 3D analysis of human motion analysis in practical decision making. Next to some practical issues he will address the challenges of deriving in a clinically feasible way useful and reliable body segment kinematics from the detailed 3D kinematics of the motion analysis methods hardware (markers, marker clusters, sensors, optical features etc.).

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