Presentation of the Project’s Results on a Scientific Seminar at the Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
On October 4, 2018 during the work seminar “Research Trends in the Modern Neurobiology” at the Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, assist. Katerina Kirilova gave an oral presentation on “Exploring Posturаl and Motor Coordination with Two-dimensional Kinematic Analysis and Pedobarography”. The methods and results raised great interest among the scientific community and fruitful discussion followed.
Presentation of the Project’s Results on an International Symposium
In the period September 9-12, 2018, assist. Katerina Kirilova took part in the 8th International Posture Symposium, organized by the Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences at Smolenice Castle, Slovakia. During the event she presented some preliminary project results with the
poster “Functional Reach and Dynamic Balance of Healthy 11-Year-Old Children”.
Participation in an International Summer School on Movement Science
In the period 27-31 August, 2018 assist. Katerina Kirilova was in Thessaloniki where she attended the “1st International Summer School on Movement Science in Aging”, organized by the Humboldt University, Berlin and the Faculty of Physical
Education, Aristotle University.
First Experiments with Healthy Pre-adolescents and Adolescents
After acquiring their parents’ informed consent, in March 2018 the first children of our target group took part in the experiments.
First Experiments with the Control Group of Healthy Adults
After the Ethics committee of the Institute of Neurobiology - BAS approved our project’s experimental protocol, in January 2018 the first adult volunteers (men and women) took part in the experiments.
Participation in a Specialized Workshop on Data Analysis
In the period November 20-24, 2017, assist. Katerina Kirilova visited the Faculty of Physical Education, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. There she participated in the workshop “Nonlinear analysis techniques of biological motion data” taught
by Professor Nicolas Stergiou, Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), U.S.A.
Our System For Two-dimensional Kinematic Analysis
The project’s experimental setup was improved by replacing the previous camera with a high speed one – the new GoPro Hero 5 Black is already in our lab, undergoing tests for establishing the optimal experimental protocol.