Konczak presents on iCub, Parkinson's disease
Juergen Konczak, Ph.D., biomechanics professor in Kinesiology, gave a talk on "iCub, computational modeling and the motor development of humans" on January 18 at the European Workshop on iCub Robotics. The iCub is a small humanoid robot being designed by the RobotCub Consortium, a group of several European universities that are using the robot to study cognition through the implementation of biological motivated algorithms.
Konczak also presented February 16 at a workshop held at McNamara Center on "Parkinson's Disease in Minnesota and Beyond: From Awareness to Action," sponsored by the Parkinson's Association of Minnesota. The workshop drew a large number of patients and clinicians from around the area. Konczak's presentation was titled, "Problems of body awareness in Parkinson's disease and what can be done about it."