ESM 2012 awards – the winning papers

art in science award – joint winners

Intraarticular force distribution in the femorotibial joint is related to knee adduction moment and knee flexion
(read the abstract)
Karsten Engel, German Sport University Cologne, Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, Cologne, Germany


Prognostic factors in the causation of recurrent plantar ulceration in patients with diabetes
(read the abstract)
Roelof Waaijman, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Best poster award

Plantar pressure distribution during walking in habitually barefoot populations
(read the abstract)
Roshna Wunderlich, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA


Best presentation award

The effectiveness of offloading-improved custom footwear on plantar foot ulcer recurrence in diabetes:
a multicenter RCT

(read the abstract)
Sicco Bus, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


MPP award (most promising proposal)

Crossed reflex reversal during human locomotion: evidence for functional significance
(read the abstract)
Sabata Gervasio, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University, Alborg, Denmark

ESM 20
12 Report

written by Maria Pasquale, novel electronics inc.

ESM 2012 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.

Uwe did a wonderful job organizing the conference, which is sure to be remembered for years to come! Click here to read more.

ESM 2012 proceedings avaiable online

We are pleased to announce that the ESM 2012 proceedings are now available as PDF file.
The proceedings include more than 70 abstracts (podium and poster presentations).
To view the abstracts please click here.

ESM 2012 in SUND News

Read about the ESM 2012 meeting in the SUND News (page 13-14), magazine for employees at the faculty of medicine, University of Aalborg: >> Read the article

picture by
Graham Arnold

ESM 2012 photos are online!

ESM 2012 concluded on August 4th 2012.

Some of the pictures from the conference in Aalborg, Denmark are available online.
Click here to view the photos and look for yourself and your friends.

Many thanks to Alexander Grahammer and other Photographers for letting us use their photos for our homepage and the non commercial use of our participants.
The copyrights of all shown photos remain with the Photographers.

ESM 2012 Program now online!

An exciting scientific program that covers the full range of interests of dynamic load distribution in biomechanics was prepared. In addition to keynote addresses given by four invited speakers, 70 presentations will be presented in eight scientific podium sessions and two poster sessions. The program also includes workshops on a wide range of topics.

Please download the program here.

ESM 2012 – Aalborg University,
Dept. of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg, Denmark

Dear Colleagues,

It is with outstanding delight to invite you all to the international Expert Scientific Meeting 2012 (ESM 2012) to be held at the Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University in Northern Jutland, Denmark
. Based on the tradition of previous years, this conference is dedicated to research on dynamic load distribution in biomechanics. This meeting unites researchers from various scientific fields and sets an interdisciplinary stage for newest developments in applied and fundamental research. Topics will be ranging from load distribution under the foot to in vivo pressure distribution within joints, on seats, or handles of tools, during sport movements, data analysis techniques and data integration in advanced applications.

The interdisciplinary flavor of the meeting will reflect the multidisciplinary research environment at the Department which has developed over the previous 15 years here in Aalborg. The Department of Health Science and Technology (http://www.hst.aau.dk/) unites as many as seven different degrees ranging from biomedical engineering over sports science to clinical sciences and includes subjects such as medical technology and medicine, our most recent accrual. It is therefore, that we kindly invite you to this event together with our co-hosts from other institutions in this region.

The ESM2012 will take place from August 1 – 4, 2012. A workshop on the latest developments in foot and other pressure analysis systems will be held a day earlier, on August 1, 2012. There are limited places for this workshop so delegates are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible.
As is usual, the best scientific manuscript in the field of dynamic pressure distribution analysis will receive the Art in Science 2012 Award with a prize of € 5,000.00.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 27 April 2012. For submission of papers and all other information please visit the
submission instructions.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Aalborg next year to experience a high quality scientific conference at our University.

With warmest regards.

Uwe Kersting, PhD
Associate Professor in Biomechanics

Kim Dremstrup, PhD
Associate Professor, Head of Department


Dear colleagues,

novel is very happy to announce that the next Expert Scientific Meeting (ESM) on dynamic load distribution of the human body, animals and technical contact surfaces will take place in Aalborg, Denmark.
The congress will be hosted by Uwe Kersting and colleagues at Aalborg University and Aarhus University Hospital. 

The meeting will be held from August 1st until August 4th, 2012 and will combine two days of scientific presentations on August 2nd and 4th, educational courses and workshops on August 1st and the networking day on August 3rd.

We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in Aalborg in August 2012.
novel Muenchen, St.Paul, St. Petersburg

ESM 2012 Keynote Speakers

Julie Steele, University of Wollongong, Australia
Anne Skare Nielsen, Future Navigator, Denmark
Thomas Sinkjær, Danish National Research Foundation, Denmark
Stefan Lindinger, University of Salzburg, Austria

Click here to view more details.

ESM 2012 scientific commitee

Professor Dieter Rosenbaum, Motion Analysis Lab, Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Muenster, Germany

Associate Professor Toni Arndt, Dept. of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Professor Pascal Madeleine, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Associate Professor Mark de Zee, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Associate Professor Uwe Kersting, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

First Announcement:
Aalborg, Denmark, August 1-4, 2012

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ESM 2010 abstracts are published in Clinical Biomechanics

The abstracts, including three full paper, from the 12th biennial ESM conference on Dynamic Load Distribution in Biomechanics which took place in August 2010 in Providence, USA, were published in the Clinical Biomechanics Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 6.

The entire ESM section is available online in the July 2011 issue or in the printed journal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:56