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New Scientific Poster about novel´s Force Measurement Insoles

Insole Validation

Burns, GT, Deneweth Zendler, J, Zernicke, R
School of Kinesiology, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Wireless Insoles to Measure Ground Reaction Forces: Step-by-Step Validity in Hopping, Walking, and Running

More posters here.

Review: Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Brisbane, Australia

The 26th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) took place from 23rd to 27th July 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. This great congress is characterized by the main focus on the study of all areas of biomechanics, especially biomechanics of human movement. The congress was like a big family meeting of novel friends and customers. We are glad that we have met many interested people to whom we could show and demonstrate the latest sensors and systems for force and pressure distribution measurement which can be used for the wide range of biomechanical research. Educational keynote presentations, workshops, and a nice and long dinner party completed the congress program. Please have a look at our congress pictures:

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Review: Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS), Gold Coast, Australia

As the preliminary event of ISB the 13th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) was held from 20 to 22 July 2017 in Gold Coast near to Brisbane, Australia. This special foot biomechanics related symposium was bristled with great scientific presentations. Many novel system´s users participated and presented their latest researches and developments, e.g. the managers of R&D from all big sports shoe companies like Adidas, Nike, Asics, Mizuno, etc. as well as researchers from High Point University in USA, La Trobe University in Australia and Aalborg University in Denmark. novel demonstrated the latest innovations of force and pressure distribution measurement systems for the feet which can be used especially in sports biomechanics. Thank you for the great interest!

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World Congress Foot and Ankle 2017, 28 – 30 September 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The World Congress Foot and Ankle 2017 consisting of an one-day Pre-Congress EFAS Advanced Symposium (Sept 28) and the two-day 6th Triennial IFFAS Scientific Meeting (Sept 29-30) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal this year and will present educational courses, presentations of the latest products for foot and ankle professionals and for sure the opportunity to come together to exchange ideas and focus on important clinical and research topics. All participants can look forward to a record-breaking number of abstracts received from around the globe. Social events like the welcome reception and conference dinner as well as optional Lisbon tours complete the congress program.

novel is happy to be part of the congress to show and demonstrate our different systems for measuring the feet.



23rd Sports Scientific Graduate Day, 13 – 15 September 2017, Munich, Germany

Under the aegis of Dr. Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior, and Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs, the 23rd Sports Scientific Graduate Day of the German Society of Sport Science (dvs) will take place from 13 to 15 September 2017 at the Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany. The leading theme “Innovation & Technology in Sports" will mainly point up the latest innovations and sports scientific concepts which were developed in the past and are needed in the future, especially due to changes in technology but also in lifestyle habits.

novel will show its latest technologies for measurement of load distribution as well as forces in various sports applications. We look forward to meeting you there!



Successful data collection at West Point Military Academy

For the past five years novel usa has had the opportunity to be involved in research on the new cadets at West Point Military Academy.
Foot structure and function parameters were taken with nine emed® platforms.  Data will be analysed and characterised as it relates to the cadets’ foot and any future injuries.





novel Summer Holidays 2017

Please note, that novel HQ office in Munich will be closed completely from August 7th, 2017 to August 27th, 2017 due to summer holidays. Please kindly arrange all requests for information and support timely so that we are able to help.


pedoped = loadsol

Please note that pedoped® has been rebranded to loadsol®. Only the name will be changed. The technology and high quality of this special load monitoring system will stay the same.


Review: International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), Cologne, Germany

Last week the 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) was held from 14 to 18 June 2017 at the German Sport University in Cologne, Germany. We were glad to meet long-standing customers and friends as well as new people who are interested in load and pressure distribution measurement in the field of sports biomechanics. novel offers a wide range of measurement systems which are really helpful in biomechanics. Thanks to all visitors!
Please have a look at the conference pictures:

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26th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), 23 - 27 July 2017, Brisbane, Australia

ISB 2017

Following the FBS the 26th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) will take place from 23rd to 27th July 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The ISB promotes the study of all areas of biomechanics, especially biomechanics of human movement. An exciting and stimulating scientific program is already announced including keynote presentations, workshops, and awards. novel will show the latest sensors and systems which can be used for the wide range of biomechanical research where measurement of force or pressure distribution is of interest. Please visit us at  booth no. 38. We look forward to meeting you!


13th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS), 20 - 22 July 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

Footwear biomechanics 2017

novel will attend on the 13th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) which will be organized by the Griffith University. This special foot biomechanics related symposium will be held from 20 to 22 July 2017 in Gold Coast near to Brisbane, Australia as a satellite event to the 26th ISB Congress. The program currently consists of 3 keynote speakers, 54 podium presentations and 28 poster presentations.
A welcome reception as well as a conference dinner and awards evening round out the scientific program. Similar to previous symposia, multiple prizes sponsored by well-known shoe companies will be awarded to presenters. novel will be present with a booth to show the latest innovations of force and pressure distribution measurement systems for the feet.


Review: COPA Show, London, UK

The COPA Show was held from 7 to 8 June 2017 in London, UK. As a combination of CHIRO Expo, PHYSIO Expo, OSTEO Expo, PODIATRY Expo, and PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS Expo the COPA Show brought different working fields under one roof. novel presented the latest innovations in force and pressure distribution measurement systems. Especially the pedoped® insoles were introduced to the visitors. Thank you for your interest in our different measurement systems!

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Review: Iran Health, Teheran, Iran

From 15 to 18 May 2017, novel was represented at the Iran Health Exhibition in Teheran for the second time. Our representative in Iran, company ArangTeb, showed and explained the different novel load distribution measurement systems at the German joint exhibition booth. They were pleased to welcome research instructors from different universities as well as orthopaedics and rehabilitation physicians at their desk who were really interest in the novel product family. Thanks to all interested visitors!

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pliance horse saddle system in use

The optimal fitting of the saddle is very important for horses to prevent saddle sore and pain and as a consequence thereof a bad feeling and performance loss of the horse.
Kent & Masters, a saddle maker in UK uses the pliance® horse saddle system to develop and improve their horse saddles as well as for the saddle fitting for individual horses.
Please have a look at their fitting video as well as their measurement results.


Review: International Symposium for Hand Surgery, Bad Neustadt, Germany

The hand was in the focus of the 25th International Symposium of the Hand Surgery Clinic in Bad Neustadt. The symposium was held from 24 to 26 May 2017 and gave all participants the opportunity to discuss the tried and trusted but also new practices in diagnosis and therapy. novel showed different systems for hand measurement, e.g. the manugraphy® system for hand diagnostics, the pliance® sensor glove system, and the buttonsens for measuring the load on the hand. Thanks to all visitors of our booth!

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ESM 2016 photos & videos

New pictures and videos from the ESM 2016 meeting have been uploaded. Please see the pictures here.
The photos were taken by Silvia Cabral from the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon. Thanks to Silvia for sharing with us the nice photos and videos.


35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), 14-18 June 2017, Cologne, Germany

The German Sport University Cologne will  be the host for this year´s 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS). From 14th to 18th June 2017 the host and head of organization Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Potthast which is also a long-standing novel system user will welcome leading experts and practitioners in sports biomechanics. The main topics of the conference are
•    Musculo-skeletal loading in sports and physical activity         
•    Teaching and coaching of and with biomechanics             
•    Relationship of load and adaptation        
•    Biomechanics of injury and overload prevention                                            
•    Management of musculo-skeletal loading
•    Sports and sports medical technology                                         
•    etc.                                

The novel team would be happy to welcome you at our stand and to introduce you to our newest load distribution technology for sports biomechanics!


COPA Show, 7-8 June 2017, London, UK

Europe´s leading event for rehabilitation professionals - the COPA Show - will take place from 7 to 8 June 2017 in London, UK. The COPA Show combines the CHIRO Expo, PHYSIO Expo, OSTEO Expo, PODIATRY Expo, and PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS Expo. Over 85 keynote speakers from these different working fields will talk about experiences and best practice. Furthermore, over 200 suppliers will demonstrate and inform about the latest innovations and applications so that the visitors can seek for new ideas and opportunities to grow their practice and expand their professional knowledge. The most innovative tools, products, and services in the rehabilitation sector will once again be awarded with the COPA Expo Series Award.
novel´s consultant in UK, Ms. Gabriella Atzori, will give a talk about “pedoped®: the portable force platform inside your shoe” and will also demonstrate the pedoped as well as all other novel measurement systems at booth no. 7056. We would be pleased to welcome you there!


Review: Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU), Baden-Baden, Germany

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU) has been hold from 27 to 29 April 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany. novel´s measurement systems have been used in many scientific researches which have been presented at this meeting. Therefore, we also had the chance to talk to many of your users and to discuss our latest developments. Thanks to all visitors of our booth!

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Review: Salzburg Sports Physiotherapy Symposium (SSPS), Salzburg, Austria

Under the topic „muscles and tendons – scientific knowledge in sports physiotherapy“ the 5th Salzburg Sports Physiotherapy Symposium (SSPS) took place from 21st to 22nd April 2017 at the University of Salzburg, Austria. We met many customers and interested people at this nice small meeting and demonstrated the various sports and physiotherapy applications of our different measurement systems.

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German ski professional in rehabilitation

Fritz Dopfer, the German ski professional and winner of the silver medal in slalom at the world championship 2015, is currently finalizing his rehabilitation program after a complex fracture in November 2016. During the last couple of months Fritz was using the pedoped system to monitor the progress in load balance between the legs during training and daily routine tasks. The pedoped data help him to quantify the success of his training. Fritz works hard on "back to sports".

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International Symposium - 25 years Clinic for Hand Surgery Bad Neustadt, 24 - 26 May 2017, Bad Neustadt, Germany

On the occasion of the silver jubilee, the Clinic for Hand Surgery in Bad Neustadt, Germany arranges an International Symposium which will take place from 24 to 26 May.  novel will show its manugraphy® system for hand diagnostics, the pliance® sensor glove system, and the latest innovation buttonsens for measuring the load on the hand. We look forward to meeting you to demonstrate the different applications of our hand systems.


19th Iran Health International Exhibition, 15 - 18 May 2017, Teheran, Iran

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From 15 to 18 May 2017, novel will be represented at the Iran Health Exhibition in Teheran for the second time. Our representative in Iran, company ArangTeb, will show and explain the different novel load distribution measurement systems at the German joint exhibition booth. They are pleased to welcome everybody who is interest in the novel product family.


Review: 23rd Annual Meeting of the German Association for Foot and Ankle e.V. (D.A.F.), Bochum, Germany

The Annual Meeting of the German Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Association took place on 24th and 25th of March 2017 at the halls of RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany. Once again, it was an interesting meeting with many discussions around the theme of the foot, e.g. injuries of the foot and the ankle and their diagnosis and treatment, especially focussing on most recent trends and innovations. novel demonstrated their newest load distribution measurement and pedography technology and was happy to meet many interested people and customers. Thank you for your great interest!

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Review: Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2017 (DOPS), Coventry, UK

From 16 to 18 March 2017 the 4th Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference (DOPS) was held in Coventry, UK. One day full of practical workshops followed by two days of different sessions made an exciting scientific programme about the progression of podiatric surgery. novel presented the latest pedography systems for the usage pre and after foot surgery. Thank you for your visit!

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New Publication about Postural Control and Gait with the help of emed platform

New scientific article just published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: “Prospective Evaluation of Postural Control and Gait in Pediatric Patients with Cancer After a 4-Week Inpatient Rehabilitation Program” from Carsten Müller, PhD, Dieter Rosenbaum, PhD, and Konstantin A. Krauth, MD of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Work Unit Performance and Training in Sports, University of Münster, Münster, Germany (CM); Institute of Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine, Movement Analysis Laboratory, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany, (CM, DR); and Klinik Bad Oexen, Kinderhaus, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany (KAK).

Postural control was assessed examining the velocity of the center of pressure and single-leg stance time on our emed pressure distribution measurement platform.
Walk ratio, a measure of neuromotor control, was used to evaluate intervention effects on gait.


65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU), 27 – 29 April 2017, Baden-Baden, Germany

The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU) will already be hold for the 65th time from 27 to 29 April 2017 in Baden-Baden, Germany. This year’s conference will focus on joint injuries, endoprosthetics, spine, sports orthopeadics, and several free themes like foot surgery, hand surgery, children and elderly traumatology. Meet novel at this conference in Baden-Baden, and let us talk about our newest load distribution measurement technologies, and their wide range of application in orthopaedics and trauma surgery.


5th Salzburg Sports Physiotherapy Symposium (SSPS), 21 – 22 April 2017, Salzburg, Austria

Under the topic „muscles and tendons – scientific knowledge in sports physiotherapy“ the 5th Salzburg Sports Physiotherapy Symposium (SSPS) will take place from 21st to 22nd April 2017 at the University of Salzburg, Austria. The initiator of this symposium and novel system user, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Müller from the Department IFFB Sports und Human Movement, created an interesting program with keynotes presentations, workshops, congress party and industry exhibition. About 350 participants are expected. novel will be present with a booth to demonstrate our latest measurement systems. We look forward to meeting you there!


National Biomechanics Day, 6th April 2017, USA

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novel is sponsoring the National Biomechanics Day 2017 (NBD) which will take place on 6th April 2017 in different participating laboratories in USA and for the first time also in New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, and other countries.
This event is a unified and synchronized celebration of Biomechanics. Under this year´s theme “Science Meets Fun on National Biomechanics Day” Biomechanics will be demonstrated to high school students, teachers, and parents. Last year over 150 Biomechanists in 35 US states have shown Biomechanics to over 2,000 high school students and teachers.


Review: FOOT and PRESSURE Workshop, 23-24 February 2017, Oxford, UK

Two days with lots of information and practical exercises on the Oxford Foot Model and on the integration of Foot Kinematics and Plantar Pressure.
Sponsored by novel GmbH and performed by Dr Julie Stebbins, Operational Lead and Clinical Scientist of the Oxford Gait Laboratory at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Departmental Lecture, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Muscloskeletal Sciences at University of Oxford as well as Dr Claudia Giacomozzi,  Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Technology and Health, Italian National Institute of Health.

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Review: 23rd Annual Meeting of the German Association for Foot and Ankle e.V. (D.A.F.), 24-25 March 2017 in Bochum, Germany

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The Annual Meeting of the German Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Association is coming up soon. It will take place on the 24th and 25th of March 2017 at the halls of RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany. The participants and guests of the German network around the theme of the foot will discuss injuries of the foot and the ankle, and their diagnosis and treatment, thereby focussing on most recent trends and innovations.
novel will participate with a booth and we will demonstrate our newest load distribution measurement and pedography technology.


Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2017, 16 - 18 March 2017, Coventry, UK

We would like to announce the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2017 which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Coventry, UK. From 16 to 18 March 2017, visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting scientific programme that has been developed with the progression of podiatric surgery in mind. Leading podiatric surgeons will provide experienced insights into topics chosen for the purpose of developing practice in the future and beyond.
novel will be represented with a booth and we will be happy to meet you there and to introduce you to our latest pedography systems.


Review: Horses Inside Out Conference, Grantham, UK

On the 18th and 19th of February, novel participated in the Annual Horses Inside Out Conference in Grantham, United Kingdom. The conference offered various exciting lectures and presentations about the “Assessment, Evaluation and Action” in regards of horses. A life demonstration on the second day - training the eye for lameness and the muscularity of horses - completed the conference. novel participated with a booth presenting the latest horse measurement systems, e.g.  the pliance® horse saddle system which measures the dynamic pressure distribution between the saddle and the horse using a thin elastic sensor mat as well as different sensors for measuring under the horse saddle girth or on the stirrups which can be used for training of the rider´s balance.
novel wishes to say thank you to all the visitors at our booth.

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Horses Inside Out Conference 2017, 18 - 19 February 2017, Grantham, UK

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On the 18th and the 19th of February 2017, novel will participate in the Horses Inside Out Annual Conference 2017 entitled “Assessment, Evaluation and Action”.
The conference will take place at the Belton Woods Hotel and the Premier Equestrian and Show Centre Arena in Grantham, United Kingdom.

Understanding the structure, composition, complexity and strength of a horse's back is critical to his usefulness, ability to perform, and wellbeing. This conference will assess and evaluate soundness, performance, the musculo skeletal system, muscle chains, myofascia, muscle development, conformation and behaviour. It will explore how to incorporate psychology into everyday riding, chart a plan of action for maximising potential and management and look at aspects of tissue repair and electrotherapy. The conference programme which features top quality speakers will be of interest to riders, therapists, coaches, equine professionals, saddle fitters, hoof care professionals, instructors, equine/animal/veterinary/BHS students, competitors and anyone with an interest in horses.

We would be happy to welcome you at this year’s Horses Inside Out Conference, and to demonstrate to you our latest pliance® horse saddle system, which is able to assess and quantify the dynamic interaction between the horse, the saddle and the rider.