Educational Activites

With the move to biennial congresses, the ISPGR Board is intent on providing additional value for membership with ISPGR.

We are happy to announce the following webinars, summer schools and on site sessions.  Please note that registration rates and methods are unique to the session.


May 9 – June 8, 2016

Characterising the relationship between cognition and gait in older adults in neurodegenerative disease: Lessons for research and clinical practice

Location: Virtual 

Developed and Convened by: Dr Sue Lord and Prof Lynn Rochester

Thank you to everyone who participated.  The videos of the presentations will be posted shortly. 



July 19 - 22, 2016

Sensory Stimulations in Research on Posture and Gait Control and Rehabilitation

Location: Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation at the Institut de Readaption Gringas-Lindsay-de-Montreal and the Universite de Montreal

Organizer: Cyril Duclos

This training school will be an on-site training school with videos available following the school for ISPGR members only.  


September 1 - 2, 2016

Active Ageing, Active Health: Setting the agenda for exergaming

Location: Virtual and NTNU at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Organizer: Nina Skjaeret Maroni

Hosting Committee: Nina Skjaeret Maroni (Department of Neuroscience, NTNU), Beatrix Vereijken (Department of Neuroscience, NTNU), Gillian Barry (Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Newcastle University), Claudine Lamoth (Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen)

This two day seminar will aim to create an international platform by combining four intertwined, trans-disciplinary sessions from various disciplines such as clinical and game design, each with a specific focus related to current work in exergaming.  Each session will be followed by an open discussion on the current topic involving both live and virtual participants.


September 14, 21, 28, 2016

Quantifying free living gait with body worn sensors: Learning from the Past, Defining the Present and Shaping the Future

Location: Virtual

Organizer: Silvia Del Din

The two day series aims to:

  • inspire the technical audience (engineers/biomechanists) to tackle the identified challenges, and to develop , test , and validate new metrics for free-living gait;
  • encourage and persuade clinical audience of the great potential of using free-living gait monitoring in practice.

Feedback and discussion between technical and clinical world will be key in this mini-series to identify open questions/gaps and potential answers/solutions in order to make the measurement of gait in free-living context become useful and really part of clinical practice.


November 17 - 20, 2016

Sensorimotor Function in Neurotypical and Atypical Development

Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, USA

Oragnizer: Nicoleta Bugnariu

Register now for this four day training school sponsored by ISPGR and held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  The training school will consist of presentations, lab work and clinical tests.