The ISG is a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics, and aims to enhance shoulder research by creating a platform for discussion and the exchange of information, software and data.

Interest in Summer School?

The possibility has arisen of holding the 2nd Summer School in Advanced Technologies for Neuro-Motor Assessment and Rehabilitation immediately following the ISG meeting in July 2008. The school is organized by Prof. Lorenzo Chiari (University of Bologna) in a charming location in the hills surrounding Bologna. The first school (held last June) was really successful and "international" (see the attached leaflet). The main topics were: portable sensors and systems, wireless communications, biofeedback devices, virtual reality-based systems and telerehabilitation. In this 2nd school one sure change will be to have more free time to let participants visit Bologna and surroundings.

Before deciding on the exact dates, Prof. Chiari was wondering how many of us would be interested in participating in the event. Could you please email Andrea Cutti (isg2008@inail-starter.org) if you think you would be interested in attending the school? The provisional dates are:

  • ESB meeting: 6th-9th July;
  • ISG meeting: registration desk on 10th afternoon and sessions on 11th-12th;
  • Summer School: 14th-19th July.

ISG 2008 Conference Announcement

Posted on behalf of Andrea Cutti:

Following the decision of the Board, it is a great pleasure for me to announce that the next meeting of the ISG will be held in Bologna (Italy), hosted by the Motion Analysis Laboratory of the INAIL Prosthesis Centre, in the framework of the StartER project.

The meeting will last two days and it is preliminarily scheduled for the first half of July 2008. The specific date will be chosen in order to: 1) easily combine the participation to the meeting with the participation to the meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics (6-9 July, Lucerne, Switzerland); 2) to continue the visit to Italy after the two days of work. To this regard, an original program is under development for the accompanying persons while staying in Bologna.

Special registration fees will be reserved for ISB members and students. In order to have all you coming to Bologna hosted in the same hotel where we are organizing the conference (Bologna downtown), discounted rates for rooms will be available and even cheaper for students.

With the help of the ISG Board it is our intention to have a selection of abstracts published in an international journal. Further details will follow in the next few months on this web-site. If you want to stay up-to-date, send an email to isg2008@inail-starter.org.

Useful links:

Bologna: http://iat.comune.bologna.it/IAT/IAT.nsf/HomePageE?openpage
StartER Project: http://www.starter-project.com
ESB meeting: http://www.esb2008.org

Andrea Giovanni Cutti
INAIL Prosthesis Centre
agcutti@inail-starter.org

Website Update

The ISG website has been update with new functionality to allow users to more easily keep track of new content. You can now be notified of all new postings and/or comments to the website by email. I have enabled this for all current users and it will be the default for new users. By default you will be notified of new items but not new comments on existing items. If you wish to change your notification settings, log in to your account and go to 'My account' --> 'My notification settings' and select your desired options.

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Special Topics at ISB 2007

The ISB has invited me to organise a special topic on the Upper Extremity for ISB 2007. A topic can consist of maximally four sessions of up to six papers each. Deadline for submission for the topic and sessions is 15-2-2007. I have not yet decided yet on the specific topic and separate sessions. I am considering the topic "Upper extremity: measurements, models and motor control".

Should you want to go to Taipei and also would like to participate in a session, could you please let me know and possibly inform me on what you are considering for presentation?

DirkJan

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