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Human Movement symposium attracts delegates from five continents

Aug 07, 2018

3dAHM-2018 - photos by Richard Meftah Photographic
Photo: Richard Meftah Photographic

The School of Health Sciences was pleased to be able to host the 15th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement (3dAHM-2018) over four days in July 2018. The theme of the symposium was “Human Movement – Principles and Practice” inspired by James Joule, who was working in Salford when he discovered the mechanical equivalent of heat.

One of his most famous quotations was: “My object has been, first to discover correct principles and then to suggest their practical development”. Accordingly, the symposium focused on work outlining the principles of 3D analysis of human movement biomechanics and presenting work demonstrating how these principles can be applied in practice.

Professor Richard Baker, Chair President of the 3D Analysis of Human Movement Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics, said, "The symposium was a fantastic success allowing leaders in the field from 5 continents to come together and discuss how current practice and progress is related to the underlying principles of our science".

The Symposium was held in the Chapman and Brian Blatchford buildings and was chaired by Dr Sibylle Thies.

It was attended by 135 delegates from across the world and included 41 podium presentations, seven invited keynote lectures from world-leading experts in the field, and over 50 posters on display. Furthermore, it also incorporated a student programme as well as industry workshops & trade exhibitions. 

Take a look through the Flickr gallery from the Symposium by clicking here.