Keynote Lecture

Presenter and title of the keynote lecture have been released.

We are very pleased that Matthew Nurse, NIKE Sport Research Lab has accepted to present the keynote lecture during the workshop. His talk will be entitled „The Application of Sport Science to Product Innovation“. Matthew Nurse has outstanding, long-term experience in biomechanical research, especially sports. With his research conducted at the University of Calgary, Human performance lab he received several awards including the novel award at the ESM meeting 2000 in Munich or Faculty of Kinesiology‘s gold medal for achieving the highest academic average while pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, August 3 2013 12:00 - 18:00

Sunday, August 4 2013 8:00 - 13:00

Workshop Topics

  • Forces applied on the human body

  • DLDM on hard and soft surfaces, examples, overview

  • Sensors for DLDM, single sensors and matrix sensors

  • Physics of sensors

  • Calibration of sensors

  • Static and dynamic measurement, specifics

  • Data acquisition with subjects, Pedography, Posturography, Manugraphy

  • Data handling in Databases

  • Data analysis, relevant parameters

  • Expert rules needed

  • Q & A session


The workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Isabel Sacco, Cristina Sartor and team, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Dr. Axel Kalpen and Peter Seitz, both novel Munich.

Deyse Borges Koch, Professora Adjunta, Laboratório de Biomecânica, Universidade do estado de Santa Catarina will talk about her “Experiences in doing research in Brazil and Europe for more than 20 years”.

Prof. Dieter Rosenbaum, Director, Movement Analysis Lab, Institute of Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine, University Hospital Münster will present an Experience Report on “Pedobarographic measurements in Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Neurology: A colourful bouquet of clinical applications” at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will be held in Portuguese and English.


The intended audience for the workshop consists of researchers and scientists interested in the Dynamic Load Distribution Measurement in Biomechanics.

Combination with the FBS (Footwear Biomechanics Symposium) and ISB 2013 (XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics), both in Natal.

This DLDM workshop is designed as a preconference educational course of the XXIV ISB Congress and will be held right after the FBS meeting.