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Konczak organizes international workshop; Aman presents paper

Juergen.jpgJ├╝rgen Konczak, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, organized an international workshop titled, "Proprioception, Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Robotic Neurorehabilitation," with colleagues from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy on July 15-16.

Joshua Aman, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate in the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL), presented a paper entitled "What do we know about the effectiveness of proprioceptive training?: A meta analysis," at the workshop.

The interdisciplinary workshop convened a group of experts with diverse backgrounds in biomedical and mechanical engineering, human movement science, neurology, neuroscience, physical therapy, physiology, and psychology. The aim of the workshop was to discuss current findings on proprioceptive dysfunction and how it impacts motor behavior. Other goals were to determine an outline for future research and to develop a framework of how new (robotic) rehabilitation techniques can help to overcome current barriers in treating patients who experience sensorimotor dysfunctions associated with proprioceptive loss.

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