Noraxon User Group Meeting

Noraxon User Group Meeting
24 Oct 2019


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join this year’s Noraxon User Group Meeting! Taking place on October 24/25, 2019 at the Ghent University - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium, the meeting aims at providing users from various areas of application with a plattform to exchange and receive new insights for their daily work through interesting keynotes and hands-on workshops.


Thursday, 24th October 2019, 09:00 – 17:00 

09:00 – 09:15

Christian Lersch & Kevin Backes (Velamed GmbH) / Coleman Bessert (Noraxon USA, Inc.)

09:15 – 09:30

Welcoming of Host and Host Lecture
Prof. Lieven Danneels (Ghent University)

09:30 – 10:00

Keynote: Different Ways to Consider Motor Control of the Spine with Electromyography
Prof. Paul Hodges (University of Queensland)

10: 00– 10:30

Keynote: Using EMG to Unravel Mechanisms of Trunk Stabilization
Prof. Jaap van Dieën (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:00

MoCapLab – Motion Capture & Biomechanics Passion
Nils Rawert & Christian Lersch (Velamed GmbH)

11:00 – 11:30

What´s New with Noraxon EMG? / Customer Feedback
Coleman Bessert & Erin Feser (Noraxon USA)

11:30 – 12:00

Keynote: Algorithm Development for IMUs
Clint Hansen & Elke Warmerdam (Kiel University)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:15 – 14:15

Workshop Session 1 (several workshops are offered in parallel)
(1)   Application and Analysis of Fine Wire EMG
Prof. Paul Hodges (University of Queensland), Prof. Jessica Van Oosterwijck (Ghent University), Thierry Parlevliet (University Hospital Ghent)
(2)   When is the Right Time to Return to Play? IMU in Athlete Movement Pattern Testing
Julia Johnson (US Olympic Committee)
(3)   The challenge of implementing EMG in a pre-seasonal check-up
Simon Roth (MyoACT)

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:30

Workshop Session 2 (several workshops are offered in parallel)
(1)   Advanced Processing of EMG Signals in Matlab
Prof. Jaap van Dieën (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Tanneke Palmans (Ghent Unversity)
(2)   Calibration Adjustment Tool: opening up new IMU measurement possibilities
Erin Feser & Coleman Bessert (Noraxon Inc.)   
(3)   Evaluation of running and cycling performance using surface EMG
Dr. Joke Schuermans (Ghent University)

15:30 – 16:00

What’s new with Noraxon IMUs? / Customer Feedback

16:30 – 17:30 (OPTIONAL)

Social Run with Katrin Wöhlken (Velamed GmbH) (Meeting Point: TBC)

17:00 – 18:30 (OPTIONAL)

Interdisciplinary Medical & Health Seminar – Understanding movement from cells to systems: The path from new discoveries to improved health outcomes with Paul Hodges (University of Queensland) If you wish to join please register via:

From 19:00

Enjoy a Sparkling Reception and Flying Dinner, followed by our Surprise Competition where you will experience Motion Capture and Movement Analysis in a new way, at:
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium


Friday,  25th October 2019, 09:00 – 15.00

09:00 – 09:15

Get Together 

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote: Implementing objective clinical reasoning in medicine and therapy
Prof. Dirk Möller (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück)

09:45 – 10:45

Workshop Session 3 (several workshops are offered in parallel)
(1)   Clinical Applications in Shoulder Research
Prof. Annelies Maenhout, Kelly Berckmans & Valentien Spanhove (Ghent University)
(2)   EMG Basics & Tips 
Tobias Mrotzek and/or C. Lersch (Velamed GmbH)
(3)   The gaitway 3D – advanced gait and running analysis with an instrumented treadmill 
Björn Zimmermann (h/p cosmos), Massimo Penta (Arsalis) & Peter Konrad (Noraxon Inc.)

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Workshop Session 4 (several workshops are offered in parallel)
(1)   Evaluation of Isokinetic Parameters in Upper and Lower Limb 
Fran Vanderstukken & Prof. Damien Van Tiggelen (Ghent University)
(2)   Leg Axis Score (LAS) IMU-based analysis of lower leg axis geometry / varus -valgus in jump, and squat activities 
Nils Rawert & Kevin Backes (Velamed GmbH)
(3)   The gaitway 3D – advanced gait and running analysis with an instrumented treadmill
Björn Zimmermann (h/p cosmos), Massimo Penta (Arsalis) & Peter Konrad (Noraxon Inc.)

12:00 – 12:30

Keynote: EMG and Motion Analysis based Hamstring Injury Detection in Football Players during Overground Sprinting
Dr. Joke Schuermans (Ghent University)

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30

Thinking out of the Noraxon box 
·         Patrik Almström (Qualisys AB)   
Combination of Noraxon Hardware with Marker Based Motion Capture
·         Evy Dhont (Ghent University)
The influence of physical activity and fatigue on the nociceptive flexion reflex in healthy adults
·         Ignazio Aleo (Moveshelf)
A Cloud-based Platform to Store and Share Motion Capture Based Data between Institutes and Laboratories
·         Maurice Demant (Gelenkzentrum Rhein-Main) & Peter Konrad (Noraxon Inc.)
New possibilities in automated video-based gait analysis: the POI-report 2.0

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee break

14:45 – 15:15

Theory behind the Practice: Finding the Right Time to Return to Play
Julia Johnson (US Olympic Committee)

15:15 – 15:45

What’s new with Noraxon Gait Analysis? / Customer Feedback

15:45 – 16:00

Summary and farewell
Velamed and Noraxon Team 


We sincerely invite all Noraxon user and acquaintances to join us in Gent!

Please sign up using the Velamed registration form