North American 1997


MARCH 29, 1997

Directions to the site of the meeting are at the end of this notice.

The main theme of the meeting will be coordination and control of locomotion. We have a variety of speakers from very different backgrounds, i.e., Psychology, Biology, Biomechanics, Physical Therapy, and even an historical perspective on the development of “marching”. In addition, there will be a session on functional interface and cockpit design from an ecological perspective.

9.00 a.m. Informal gathering and coffee/tea

9.15 a.m. Welcome and introduction to the meeting.

9.20 a.m. Remembrance of Ed Reed by Bill Mace.

9.40 – 10.10 a.m. “How do we Think that we do? Military Culture and the Analysis of Human Locomotion.”
Mary Mosher-Flesher, Research Associate, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

10.10 – 10.40 a.m. “Kinetic versus Kinematic Analyses for Determining Coordination during Locomotion.”
Gordon Robertson, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada.

10.40 – 11.10 a.m. Break and Posters

11.10 – 11.40 a.m. “Gait Transitions as Bifurcations”.
Jim Collins, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

11.40 – 12.10 p.m. “The dynamics of normal and disordered walking gait”.
Kenneth G. Holt, John P. Obusek, Sergio T. Fonseca. Department of Physical Therapy, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

12.10 -12.30 p.m. “Imagery and Nonmechanistic Movement: An Experiential Session”.
Donna de Luca, Northampton, Massachusetts.

12.30 – 1.30 p.m. Lunch and Posters

1.30 – 2.00 p.m. “A designer’s use of Ecological Perception”.
Robert Redmann, Industrial Design, New Haven Connecticut.

2.00 – 2.30 p.m. “Functional Interface Design for the Modern Aircraft Cockpit”.
Gavan Lintern, Aviation Research Laboratory & Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

2.30 – 3.00 p.m. Break and Posters

3.00 – 3.30 “Biomechanics of Escape Swimming in Fish”.
Beth Brainerd, Biology Department and Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

3.30 – 4.00 p.m. “Walking and running in the gait transition region: Comparison of coordination patterns.”
Li Li, Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

4.00 – 4.30 p.m. “Coordination Dynamics of the Bipedal Galloping Pattern”.
Andrew Peck, CESPA, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

4.30 – 5.00 p.m. “Visual Control of Steering During Locomotion”.
William H. Warren, Dept. of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

5.00 – 6.00 Posters

7.00 – ?? Social gathering.

The campus center has hotel accommodations: rates are $60 for a single room, and $70 for a double room. For reservations call (413) 549-6000, extension 7714. A number of rooms have been reserved for this meeting under block number N2194 until March 15th.

If you are planning to attend this meeting, please indicate so to the email address below.

Social event. We would like to organize a social event (i.e., party) after the meeting. Please also indicate if plan to attend the party.

Directions to Umass — Amherst

From I-91 north/south take the Amherst exit (Exit 19, Route 9). Follow route 9 east toward Amherst. After approximately 5 miles take 116 north. Take the first exit, University of Massachusetts. After the exit go right, and at the first traffic light go left. This is Commonwealth Avenue. At the first traffic light take a right turn onto Campus Center Way. At the end you will find the parking garage. You can park your car here. We will be giving you special conference tickets to pay for parking.

Directions on UMass Web site

Richard van Emmerik

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