AMS members Wouter Schallig, Daphne Geerse and Melvyn Roerdink awarded at ESMAC 2019

Cemre Su Kaya, Wouter Schallig and Daphne Geerse Cemre Su Kaya, Wouter Schallig and Daphne Geerse

At the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC), held from 23-28 September in Amsterdam, Wouter Schallig has won the Audience Best Paper Award with his study entitled The effect of soft tissue artefacts on foot kinematics in multi-segment foot models. This multi-disciplinary study was a collaboration between the rehabilitation department of location VUmc (Marjolein van der Krogt, Jaap Harlaar and Chantal Hulshof) and the radiology and nuclear medicine department of location AMC (Josien van den Noort, Mario Maas, Geert Streeksta, Iwan Dobbe and Roeland Kleipool) of Amsterdam UMC. Daphne Geerse from the Department of Human Movement Sciences was the runner-up for this award with her study Walking adaptability for targeted fall-risk assessments. At the same conference the Jury’s Best Paper Award was granted. Melvyn Roerdink from HMS won the 2nd prize with his study: Haste makes waste: on the trade-off between walking speed and target-stepping accuracy. Wouter Schallig won the third prize. Both will get a free ticket to next year’s conference in Odense, Denmark.