ESM 2014 proceedings

The ESM 2014 proceedings are now available for download in pdf form  (14 MB).

ESM 2014 Picture Gallery

We are very happy to introduce to you now the picture gallery of ESM 2014.

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ESM 2014 Award Winners & the Winning Papers

art in science award

Feedback on Force, Sound and Video Sequence of Keystroke During Piano Playing
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Henriette Gaertner, University of Music Trossingen, Germany and Renzo Pozzo, University of Medicine Udine, Italy

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Best presentation award

The Efficacy of Removable Devices to Reduce Pressure and Heal Plantar Foot Ulcers in Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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Sicco A. Bus, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Almelo and Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ESM2014 Best Presentation Award web

Best poster award

Data-Driven Directions for Effective Footwear Provision in Diabetic Patients with a History of Foot Ulceration
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Mark L.J. Arts, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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MPP award (most promising proposal)

Force Generation in the Woman Pelvic Floor – Is it possible to scan its coordination capacity?
Licia Pazzoto Cacciari, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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ESM 2014 Meeting Report

The 14th biennial ESM was held in the historic Cambridge, MA July 2-6, 2014. The scientific presentation at this year’s conference and the keynotes by Dava Newman, Marian Hannan, Georg Duda and Paolo Bonato encompassed science from the cellular level to population science and from Earth to space! The art in science award presentations came from many different fields including diabetes, anthropology, geriatric, musical and clinical science.

This year’s conference was held over the American 4th of July Holiday.  The history of Cambridge was tied into each of our events and included the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Yard, the Longfellow House and much more!  While hurricane Arthur did its best to derail our plans on July 4th we made the best of the day which included World Cup soccer (fútbol) and an enjoyable (but wet) harbor cruise.

The conference concluded with a magnificent concert performance by pianist Henriette Gärtner, who in turn was also the art in science award winner for 2014. The scientific banquet was held at the Sheraton Commander conference site and attendees enjoyed contra music and dancing!

ESM 2014 was again a huge success and we look forward to the meeting in two years and the time we get to spend with our ESM friends and colleagues!

written by Maria Pasquale, novel electronics inc.

ESM 2014 will commence very soon

We are very excited that ESM 2014 will begin few days!  

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge on July 2nd for another exciting ESM.

The ESM 2014 Organizing Committee

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ESM 2014 Workshop Information

Date: Sunday, July 6th 2014
Location: Mount Vernon Room, Sheraton Commander Hotel
Time: 8:30 - 13:00

Each session will be approximately 45 minutes. There will be break between each session.
This year we are offering four different workshops. Please click here to download the program.

The ESM program flyer is available now!

The scientific chair and review committee has prepared an exciting program covering a full range of interests and applications in dynamic load distribution. This year's program will be very diverse including presentations and posters from biomechanists, clinicians, anthropologists and many more scientists!
In addition to keynote addresses given by four keynote speakers, almost 60  presentations will be presented in eight scientific podium sessions and two thematic poster sessions. The program also includes two invited talks.

Please download the program here.

ESM2014 program flyer

ESM 2014 Preliminary Program!

We are very happy to present the preliminary program for ESM 2014 conference in Cambridge.
Please have a look and browse through this year’s excellent scientific program.

List of the abstracts accepted for the ESM 2014 meeting is now online

The review of the abstracts was completed and the authors were notified. More than 55 abstracts were accepted – click here to browse through the list of the accepted abstracts.

Updated conference Flyer

The ESM conference flyer has been updated. Information about keynote speakers was included as well as some details on the networking day on July 4th.

Download Flyer with updated content.

ESM2014 second-flyer final web

The submitted abstracts have been reviewed and authors have been notified!

All abstracts submitted for ESM 2014 were reviewed by an expert group of scientists in the field of load distribution measurement. We are very grateful for their work and commitment to ESM.

More than 55 abstracts will be included in the ESM 2014 scientific program in July.

All authors were notified about their submission and the six art in science award finalists will be submitting a full length paper for review.

Conference Update

ESM 2014 Early Bird Registration Ends April 18th. Take advantage of a reduced registration fee and register before the early bird registration deadline on April 18th!

Also, please ensure to book your hotel at the Sheraton Commander. The hotel will host the scientific sessions and many of the other ESM events and is an exceptional hotel for an exceptional rate!  Please book early to ensure space is available.

To receive the conference rate, please book at:

Abstracts submitted for the ESM 2014 conference

We have received a strong response to abstract submission and are excited to announce the accepted abstracts soon.
Abstracts were received from many different fields of load distribution measurement including hand, foot, equine, and bed for both clinical and research applications.

Extended deadline for abstract submission

We are pleased to inform you that the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended.
You will be able to submit your abstract until Friday 14th March 2014.

Deadline for ESM 2014 Abstract Submission, February 28th, 2014 is soon approaching

The deadline for ESM 2014 abstract submission is soon approaching.
Be sure to submit your abstract by February 28th, 2014.

ESM 2014 Keynote Speakers

Dava Newman, MIT, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Boston MA, USA
Marian Hannan, Harvard Medical School and a Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, USA
Georg Duda, Julius Wolff Institut at Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany
Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School and Motion Analysis Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA, USA

ESM 2014 Invitation & Call for Papers

We are very pleased to invite you to our 14th ESM Expert Scientific Meeting ( This exciting conference, which brings together a great number of scientists and researchers from all over the world, is being held every two years in a different country.

ESM 2014 will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, from 2 to 6 July 2014. The conference venue will be the Historic Sheraton Commander Hotel Harvard Square. ESM 2014 will take place directly before the World Congress of Biomechanics (, also in Boston.

We are especially fortunate that Dr Vera Novak from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, will be hosting ESM 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr Novak is an Associate Professor of Neurology in the Stroke Division at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at North Carolina State University. She is the Director of the Syncope and Falls in the Elderly (SAFE) Center.

We are very happy to announce that Dr Howard Hillstrom, Director, Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery Hospital, New York, has accepted to chair the scientific committee.

As in previous years, the scientist with the best paper on dynamic load distribution will be granted the Art in Science Award.
Furthermore, there will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Poster Award. Additionally, ESM 2014 will once again present the Most Promising Proposal (MPP) Award, which was successfully introduced during ESM 2012 in Aalborg, Denmark.

The ESM meeting will feature four keynote lectures and a great number of presentations and poster session including specific sessions devoted to the art in science finalists.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster by 28 February 2014.

Further submission instructions can be found at the conference website

We look forward to welcoming you at the ESM meeting in Cambridge, MA next July.

Best Regards,
novel GmbH Munich

First keynote speaker of ESM 2014 confirmed - Paolo Bonato

We have confirmed the first keynote speaker for ESM 2014, Paolo Bonato from Harvard University Wyss Institute and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Paolo Bonato is an expert in rehabilitation technology including wearable devices and robotics.
His profile may be found at Wyss Institute Website.