Join our partner Motek at the annual meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC) in Athens, 21 – 23 September!

A wide range of Motek customers, including those here in the UK as well as internationally, will be presenting at ESMAC. If you are attending the conference, please take a look at their exciting and innovative research.

Additionally, Prof. Gabor Barton and Jacob Beesley from Liverpool John Moores University will be running a workshop on Tuesday 19th September from 13:30-17:30.

Smart gaming for remote rehabilitation

Remote rehabilitation is an attractive concept because it enables patients to perform therapeutic exercises from home, under the direct supervision of their therapist. When the exercises are packaged as smart games, playing with the therapist or with other patients remotely adds a strong motivational element. In spite of the positives, the technical complexity of setting up remote rehabilitation limits its penetration into clinical practice.

In this workshop after setting the context, we will guide you to build a simple smart game in Motek’s D-Flow environment to exercise coordinated movements of the arm/shoulder by playing Pong (celebrating the first video game’s 50th anniversary). The hand movement will be tracked by Leap Motion Controllers to drive the paddles in real time, and you will code the game logic in Lua. After building the single player variant, you will connect to another “remote” player through a local wireless network.

This workshop will be of interest to the more technically minded movement analyst, but equally to the physiotherapist or surgeon who will learn first-hand what it takes to make it happen. No prior programming experience is required.

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Oral presentations
  • Dr Simon Schless (O 056)
  • Immediate influence of split-belt treadmill training on bilateral lower limb muscle synergies in individuals with unilateral cerebral palsy
  • In Session 8
  • Device: Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL)
  • Thijs Tankink (O 065)
  • Human-in-the-loop optimisation of rocker shoes via different cost functions during walking
  • In Session 9
  • Device: M-Gait
  • Koen Wishaupt (O 073)
  • Can markerless motion tracking replace marker-based clinical gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy?
  • In Session 10
  • Software: Human Body Model and GOAT
  • Dr Tom Buurke (O 121)
  • Instrumented selective control assessment of the lower extremity to identify neural constraints in muscle co-activation during treadmill walking after stroke
  • In Session 16
  • Device: M-Gait
Poster presentations
  • Dr Shay Bahadori (P 026)
  • Can a walking intervention using an activity monitor improve individuals’ daily activity and function post THR surgery. A randomised pilot trial
  • In Group 3
  • Device: Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL)
About Motek

Motek are the global leader in virtual reality and robotics research and rehabilitation, combining 20 years of experience in developing high-level technology. Their ground-breaking virtual reality and augmented reality environments are combined with motion platforms, instrumented treadmills, motion capture systems and surround sound, which are used to train movement functions and improve stability.

Motek’s products provide innovative rehabilitation and research opportunities for neurological conditions, brain and spinal injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, paediatric and geriatric patients, sports injury, performance enhancements and more.

Motek excel in building the most versatile devices, integrating latest technologies and ensuring real-time data collection.

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