EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, & OUTREACH
The UNO Biomechanics Pitching Lab at the College World Series!
The 3rd Annual Great Plains Biomechanics Conference and the 7th Annual Human Movement Variability Conference
This year’s conferences offered a hybrid format and had both an in-person and a virtual component. We were so excited to be back in-person! We had 124 registrations, and a record 68 abstract submissions!
The Great Plains Biomechanics Keynote Speaker was Dr. Veerle Segers a Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University of Belgium. Her presentation was titled, “A biomechanics perspective on life time running.” The Human Movement Variability Barry T. Bates Keynote Speaker was Dr. Jaap Van Dieen, a Professor and Department Head of Human Movement Sciences, and Neuromechanics section at VU Amsterdam. His presentation was titled, “Center of mass state feedback for the control of gait stability.” We would like to thank the conference planning committee, Ms. Anaelle Charles, Drs. Aaron Likens, Hafizur Rahman, and Majid Jadidi and Ms. Angela Collins for their work on the conference.
For the first time, this year included a pre-conference workshop with 35 registrants! The workshop was hosted by Nonlinear Analysis Core Director, Dr. Aaron Likens covering Phase Space Reconstruction and Dynamics, Measures of Uncertainty, and Fractals and Multifractals. We would like to thank Mr. Joel Sommerfeld for all his work in assisting Dr. Likens with the workshop.
Participants received awards for various categories of Poster, Podium and Promising Student presentations.
It wasn’t all science. We had happy hour at the Inner Rail in Aksarben, building tours of the Biomechanics Research Building, played vendor bingo and had a social media scavenger hunt!
Thank you to all our sponsors for this year’s conference. We would like to recognize the following sponsors for hosting a vendor booth:
Delsys, AMTI Theia Markerless, UNeTech, XSensor, Bertec and Motion Analysis
TOUR THE MOVCENTR: A monthly tour inside the walls of the MOVCENTR. Featuring equipment, resources, research cores and more!
NS LAB Needleless Electrospinning Machine
The Nanospider™ NS LAB (Elmarco s.r.o.) electrospinning machine can produce materials from polymer fibers 100-1000 times thinner than a human hair. Depending on the type of polymer, the resulting nanofibrous materials can effectively purify the air, remove water vapor from the body, or control heat and moisture exchange with the environment. These materials can be used for research projects on advancing personal protective equipment, protective clothing, and wound dressings.