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ESM 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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We are pleased to announce the next Expert Scientific Meeting - ESM 2016. The congress will be hosted by Prof. António Prieto Veloso at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal. ESM 2016 will be held from 27th to 30th July 2016 in the wonderful area of the Portuguese West Coast between Lisbon, Estoril and Cascais. It will combine two days of scientific presentations, educational courses and workshops and a networking day. This meeting has a long tradition of great science on dynamic load distribution, a lot of fun, and exciting locations.

July 27th 2016 Workshops, Welcome reception and Registration
July 28th 2016 Registration and Presentations  
July 29th 2016 Networking day
July 30th 2016 Presentations, Banquet and Awards ceremony

Important Dates:
Abstracts due: February 15th 2016
Abstract notified: April 11th 2016
Full paper due art in science® Award: May 31st 2016
Early registration: April 15th 2016
ESM 2016, Expert Scientific Meeting: July 27th - 30th 2016

We look forward to welcoming you to Lisbon next July for another exciting ESM.

Kind regards
ESM organizing committee


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Australian user meeting 2014

November/December 2014

We are pleased to invite our Australian users to the next novel user meeting, which
will take place in Wollongong, Australia. The user meeting is designed as part of the
9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9) from 30th November until 3rd December, 2014 at the University of Wollongong. Patrick McLaughlin, the Australian representative, will present new features and advances in software and hardware, execute data analysis and provide the opportunity for you to ask questions specific to your applications and projects.

For more information and registration please contact Dr Patrick McLaughlin:
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tel: +61 402 145403

ESM 2014,Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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July 2-6, 2014

The 14th biennial ESM was held in the historic Cambridge, MA July 2-6, 2014. The scientific presentation at this year’s conference and the keynotes by Dava Newman, Marian Hannan, Georg Duda and Paolo Bonato encompassed science from the cellular level to population science and from Earth to space! The art in science award presentations came from many different fields including diabetes, anthropology, geriatric, musical and clinical science.

This year’s conference was held over the American 4th of July Holiday.  The history of Cambridge was tied into each of our events and included the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Yard, the Longfellow House and much more!  While hurricane Arthur did its best to derail our plans on July 4th we made the best of the day which included World Cup soccer (fútbol) and an enjoyable (but wet) harbor cruise.

The conference concluded with a magnificent concert performance by pianist Henriette Gärtner, who in turn was also the art in science award winner for 2014. The scientific banquet was held at the Sheraton Commander conference site and attendees enjoyed contra music and dancing!

ESM 2014 was again a huge success and we look forward to the meeting in two years and the time we get to spend with our ESM friends and colleagues!

written by Maria Pasquale, novel electronics inc.

Program flyer: program ESM 2014
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2014

Australian user meeting 2013


December 7, 2013

The meeting was held at the conclusion of the International Diabetes Federation World Congress (IDF) held in Melbourne, so we were extremely lucky to have Peter Seitz (CEO, novel) and Holger Neumann (product management, novel) in town. The day was well attended with approximately 30 Australian users present. Holger did a great job in the introduction (or reminding the crowd) of the principles of pressure measurement, and in collaboration with Peter went on to talk about what is new at novel and what the crew in Munich are working on. There were also some presentations from current users of the systems from around Australia, and on behalf of the rest of the audience would like to thank those people for volunteering their time to prepare a presentation. We spent the last part of the day asking questions of the experts from Munich, and getting up close and personal with the latest pressure measurement technology.

The view, the catering, the relaxed Aussie audience and the experts all combined to make a great day, and I received lots of positive feedback from those who attended. We plan to have another users meeting in 2014 as part of the Australasian Biomechanics Congress at the University of Wollongong.
- by Patrick McLaughlin - ezup pty ltd (novel representative in Australia)

DLDM 2013 Educational Workshop, Brazil

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August 3 - 4, 2013

For the first time an Educational Workshop on Dynamic Load Distribution Measurement (DLDM) was organized. The workshop took place in Natal (Brazil) - between the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium and the ISB Congress (3-4 August 2013). The event was jointly organized by Professor Isabel Sacco, Laboratorio Biomecânica do Movimento e Postura Humana da Faculdade de Medicina da USP, University of Sao Paulo (LABIMPH - USP), her team (Cristina Sartor, Alessandra Matias, Ricky Watari, Licia Cacciari) and Axel Kalpen from novel in Munich.

We were pleased to welcome more than 60 participants from South America, mostly from Brazil. The workshop was held in Portuguese and English.

The special highlights were the keynote lectures delivered by Matthew Nurse, Director, NIKE Sport Research Lab, Prof. Deyse Borges Koch, Laboratório de Biomecânica, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC) and Professor Dieter Rosenbaum, Director, Movement Analysis Lab, Institute of Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine, University Hospital Münster who spoke about their long-term experiences in biomechanics research and their findings.

Axel Kalpen and Isabel Sacco & her team explained the sensor physics and biomechanics as well as the scientific software analysis of load distribution measurement and many various applications on the human body.

Besides the scientific part, the DLDM workshop provided opportunity for networking so that participants could talk to each other and make new contacts.
We were very pleased about the positive feedback.
Please also have a look at all impressions of the workshop!

Program flyer: DLDM 2013 Workshop

ESM 2012, Aalborg, Denmark

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August 1 - 4, 2012

The Expert Scientific Meeting 2012 on dynamic load distribution of the human body, animals and technical contact surfaces was once again a suburb meeting with both wonderful intellectual and social interaction. The 13th biennial conference was held in Aalborg Denmark, hosted by Uwe Kersting at the Aalborg University and Aarhus University Hospital.

As usual the conference began with workshops held at Aalborg University, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI). In the lab tours the participants received a wonderful insight into the very exciting research being performed there and also a revealing display of Patrick McLaughlin, as he so kindly volunteered to be a research subject! novel displayed many new features and advances in software and hardware. Beside keynotes, podium presentations and thematic poster sessions the art in science awards also were presented. ESM 2012 inclusive the networking and side trip day was again a great success and we hope to see everyone again!

written by Maria Pasquale, novel electronics inc.

Program flyer: program ESM 2012
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2012

ESM 2010, Providence, USA

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August 14-17, 2010

The 12th Expert Scientific Meeting provided once again a superb display of scientific discussion mixed with social interaction. Providence provided the perfect setting for the conference, with its rich history (Brown University), artistic display (Waterfire) and gracious host (Susan D’Andrea and the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine). The conference was attended by a combination of new and old attendees which provided an ideal mixture for new friendships and collaborations to be formed. Some of the conference highlights included the Workshops at the CRRM, the RISD Museum of Art evening even including the most beautiful piano concert by one of the conference presenters, Henriette Gaertner, and a docent led tour displaying some impressive 19th, 20th and 21st century artists, and the Block Island activity day including a lobster feast at sunset. The final banquet provided good laughs and great music and an announcement for the next ESM, to be held in Brazil in 2011. Once again, ESM was a success!
– by Maria Pasquale, novel inc.

Program flyer: program ESM 2010
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2010


ESM 2008, Dundee, Scotland

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July 28 - 31, 2008

The 11th emed Scientific Meeting 2008 has successfully took place in Dundee, United Kingdom at the University of Dundee with a lot of enthusiasm and laughter from international participants, organizers and sponsors. The scientific committee prepared an exciting program that covered the full range of interests of dynamic load distribution in biomechanics.

Program flyer: program ESM 2008
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2008

ESM 2006, Munich/Spitzingsee, Germany

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July 25 - 28, 2006

The 10th emed Scientific Meeting 2006 returned home to the beautiful mountains of Bavaria at  the Spitzingsee, Germany, where participants experienced scientific presentations and workshops, an active outdoor day, Bavarian hospitality, and the final evening banquet including the presentation of the 10,000 Euro novel award for the best scientific work in pressure distribution measurement.

Program flyer: program ESM 2006
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2006

ESM 2004, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

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July 29 - August 1, 2004

The 9th emed Scientific Meeting 2004 was successfully held in Leeds, United Kingdom. All attendees had the opportunity to advance the knowledge and understanding of the science and application of pressure distribution measurement. Many thanks to the host, University of Leeds, and all the participants for joining the meeting in this year's meeting.

Program flyer: program ESM 2004
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2004


ESM 2002, Kananaskis, Canada

July 31 - August 3, 2002

The 8th emed Scientific Meeting 2002 successfully took place in Kananaskis, Canada! Located just 45 minutes from the venue of the IV World Congress of Biomechanics in Calgary, this meeting provided a specialized forum for research in the area of pressure distribution analysis.

Program flyer: program ESM 2002
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2002

ESM 2000, Munich, Germany

August 2 - 6, 2000

The 7th emed Scientific Millennium Meeting successfully took place in Munich, Germany. It was a special occasion not just because of the date – the first meeting of the millennium - but also because this was the first occasion for organising a meeting in novel’s home town. The meeting was hosted by Prof Biemer of the Technical University Munich, Klinikum Rechts der Isar.

Program flyer: program ESM 2000
Proceedings: proceedings ESM 2000

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