We are excited to invite you to participate in the workshop "Wearable Technology for Gait Assessments", which will be held on July 17, 2017 at RehabWeek 2017 (QEII Centre, London). This workshop will discuss emerging applications of wearable gait analysis systems, related challenges, and potential future directions. We aim at stimulating discussion among researchers on challenging topics, such as: strategies to improve accuracy, precision and reliability in long-term measurements; machine learning methods for activity classification; algorithms to segment and process large datasets, and assessments of diverse motor tasks.
This workshop is primarily addressed to young researchers, professional researchers, clinicians and technology experts who are interested in wearable technology. Participants will get in touch with other colleagues in the field and they will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge through the talks given by world renowned experts. The detailed technical program is available on the workshop website listed above.
This workshop will provide an overview of the recent advances in wearable systems used in these applications:
- clinical gait assessments
- fall risk assessment/detection
- gait/balance rehabilitation using real-time feedback
- activity monitoring and classification
- sport performance
- emotion rendering/monitoring
- pedestrian navigation
- energy harvesting
Invited speakers will also discuss key technical challenges, proposed solutions and open problems, such as:
- approaches to improve accuracy and precision of gait assessments, especially at faster gait pace
- novel sensors to enrich the set of measured spatiotemporal gait parameters
- efficient algorithms to segment and process large amount of data
- machine learning methods for activity classification in large datasets
- potential for future longitudinal studies in the real-life scenarios
Angelo Maria Sabatini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)
"Ambulatory Assessment of the Pelvic Motion Using Inertial Sensor Measurements"
Samer Mohammed (University of Paris-Est, France)
"Gait Characterization for Mobility Assistance Using Wearable Robots"
Nicola Vitiello, Simona Crea (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)
"Design of a Multi-Channel Sensorized Insole and its Applications in Wearable Robotics"
Sunil Agrawal, Damiano Zanotto (Columbia Univ. and Stevens Inst. of Technology, USA)
"Gait Assessment Using SoleSound Instrumented Footwear"