Main Conference


The Annual Meeting of ESMAC attracts clinicians and researchers from multiple disciplines such as orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists, physiotherapists, prosthetists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, human movement scientists, biomechanical engineers and others interested in human movement and activity.

The ESMAC conference focuses on movement analysis and gait function in various populations and clinical applications.


Main topics include

  • Adult neurological disorders (e.g. stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
  • Paediatric neurological disorders (e.g. cerebral palsy)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. osteoarthritis, trauma, fracture, total joint arthroplasty)
  • Elderly
  • Normative studies
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Coordination and motor control
  • Foot and ankle
  • Imaging and anatomy
  • Movement analysis methodology
  • Physical activity methodology
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Robotic and other devices
  • Sports and sports injury
  • Stability and fall risk
  • Upper extremity and trunk


Meeting Theme

Clinical evidence and the interaction between human body and technology

Measurement technology in movement analysis helps us to understand the underlying pathology of various diseases and/or musculoskeletal conditions. During the meeting motion analysis as a diagnostic tool and outcome measure on the effect of physical exercise and surgery will be addressed.

Following an advanced gait course focused on the interpretation of gait analysis results in a clinical context, advanced and novel theories on ‘walk-to-run transition, ‘gait variability’, and ‘patient specific biomechanical models’ and their potential clinical application will be covered in the pre-conference seminars.

Furthermore, a seminar on the interaction between human body and technology is planned where application on available technology and application in research and clinic will be discussed.

The conference will cover topics related to the above meeting theme and we encourage participants to submit abstracts related to these topics. We plan to include special oral and poster sessions at the main conference focusing on ‘clinical evidence’, ‘robotics and welfare technology’, ‘evaluating activity and participation in everyday life’, ‘subject/patient specific biomechanical models’