Individuality in Movement and Locomotion: From equations to interventions

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Individuality in Movement and Locomotion: from equations to interventions

March 20-21, 2020
Emory Conference Center, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

Workshop Program

Friday, March 20, 2020

7:00 am – 9:00 am Registration, Emory Conference Center Hotel Lobby
7:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast, Silverbell Pavilion

Session 1: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Silverbell Pavillion

8:30 am – 10:30 am Opening Remarks, Lena Ting, Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
8:45 am - 9:15 am Individuality in risk-tolerance and learning effects in non-steady locomotion of guinea fowl, Monica Daley, UC Irvine
9:15 am - 9:40 am Geometric phase and dimensionality reduction in locomotion Jennifer Rieser, Georgia Tech
9:40 am - 10:05 am Measuring behavior across scales, Gordon Berman, Emory University
10:05 am - 10:30 am TBD, Simon Sponberg, Georgia Tech
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Posters and snacks
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Emory Conference Center Dining Room
Session 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Silverbell Pavillion
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Brain-machine interfaces for restoration of walking: Challenges and Opportunities, Jose Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm TBD, Lena Ting, Emory University
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Neuromechanics and adaptation of task-level locomotor parameters, Young-Hui Chang, Georgia Tech
Session 3
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tutorials (Concurrent)
Tutorial 1: Deep Lab Cut, Video-based pose estimation, Jessy Lauer, Silverbell Pavillion
Tutorial 2: Behavioral Analysis, Gordon Berman, Emory University, Starvine 1
Tutorial 3: Decoding Spike Trains, Ilya Nemenman and Sam Sober, Emory University, Starvine 2

Saturday, March 21, 2020

7:00 am – 9:00 am, Continental Breakfast, Silverbell Pavilion
Session 4
8:30 am – 10:20 am, Silverbell Pavillion
8:30 am - 9:15 am Studies in sensorimotor adaptation to advance motor rehabilitation, Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, University of Pittsburgh
9:15 am - 9:40 am Data-driven models of human movement: from in-lab to the real world, Nidhi Seethapathi, University of Pennsylvania
9:40 am - 10:00 am Neuromechanical processes underlying clinically-applicable post-stroke gait interventions, Trisha Kesar, Emory University
10:00 am - 10:20 am TBD
Coffee break
10:20 am – 10:50, Silverbell Pavillion

11:00 am – 12:20 pm 10:50 am Greg Sawicki, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech Looking 'under the skin': how elastic exoskeletons influence musculotendon neuromechanics

  	11:20 am 	Yasemin Ozkanaydin, Dan Goldman Lab, Georgia Tech
 	 11:40 am 	Mengnan Wu, Ting Lab, Georgia Tech and Emory 

Investigating Feedforward and Feedback Strategies during Human Walking Using a Novel Robotic Environment

12:00 pm TBD

12:20 pm – 2:00 pm Closing words, lunch, and networking

Abstracts for Keynote / Featured Lectures Monica Daley Locomotion as navigation of acceptable risk landscapes: Individuality in risk-tolerance in non-steady locomotion of guinea fowl. We are interested in how animals adapt their locomotor strategies over short and long timescales to balance multiple task-level performance demands, such as speed, economy, stability and injury avoidance. Our recent study of turning maneuvers suggests that individual variation in non-steady locomotor behavior is strongly correlated with bold-shy personality expression, an indicator of risk-taking propensity. Shy individuals run slowly but fall rarely, whereas bold-individuals run faster but fall more frequently. We are currently developing a theoretical framework that includes probabilistic risk models and individual variation in risk perception and acceptable risk tolerance to predict path planning and maneuvering strategies in non-steady locomotor tasks.

Jose Contreras-Vidal Brain-machine interfaces for restoration of walking: Challenges and Opportunities Bla bla (placeholder for blurb)

Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Studies in sensorimotor adaptation to advance motor rehabilitation Effective human locomotion requires adaptation of one’s movements to compensate for sustained changes in the body or in the walking environment.  In this seminar, we will discuss methods for characterizing the human ability to adapt motor outputs and sensory inputs. We will present subject-specific behavior and group responses to highlight the value of individual characterization to develop effective gait rehabilitation strategies

Nidhi Seethapathi Data-driven models of human movement: from in-lab to the real world

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Tutorials Deep Lab Cut

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Behavioral Analysis

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Decoding Spike Trains

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Elizabeth Mendoza, Daley Lab Temperature dependence of elastic recoil mediated by a mechanical advantage latch

Tom Biasi, Mackenzie-Mathhis lab Deep Lab cut – title pending

Dulce Mariscal-Olivares, Gelsy lab

Marcela Gonzales-Rubio, Gelsy lab

TBD – 1 trainee from Jose’s lab