Biomechanics course OpenSim turns out to be a great success

Last week's biomechanics course held at the Hungarian University of Sports Science was accomplished with success, and participants declared it was a professionally fruitful event. The course was realised through the Erasmus Blended Intensive Program (BIP).

Biomechanics was the main topic at the university from Monday to Friday last week, as the series of lectures entitled "Basics of Biomechanical Modelling with OpenSim" was held.

The international course held at Hungarian University of Sports Science (HUSS) proved to be a great success, with participants being able to take a look inside the human body through computer modelling.

The opening ceremony of the programme took place at HUSS, hosted by the Head of the Directorate of International Relations, Dr Judit Kádár. 

Professor Tibor Hortobágyi, Dr Annamária Péter and Dr András Hegyi from the Department of Kinesiology acted as members of the technical committee, while the organisation and coordination of the event was supported by Dr Judit Kádár, Gabriella Sztojalovszky and Krisztina Cseh, who played a major role in the coordination and coordination of the project.

Two renowned researchers from the University of Vienna, Dr Basílio Goncalves and Dr Hans Kainz came to give a lecture, and around fifty students were present. In addition to the HUSS students, participants came from the Technical University of Budapest and from abroad, including Slovenia (Alma Mater Europaea-European Center of Maribor and Science and Research Centre Koper), Portugal (Egas Moniz School of Health & Science), Sweden (The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences), Finland (University of Jyväskylä), Austria (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg) and Italy (BioRobotic Lab of the Università degli Studi di Firenze).

As the prestigious event could be followed online, Norway (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences), Qatar (Aspetar), Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Germany (German Sport University Cologne) and China (Ningbo University) were also represented via the internet. There was a day when 200 people followed the course live (this will be available on soon).

The surprise guest of the event was Professor Scott Delp from the Stanford University and founder of OpenSim, who joined the course online on Wednesday and gave a presentation on the future of biomechanical modelling. His most cited paper, published in 2007, is the one introducing OpenSim software.

During the course, the foreign participants had the opportunity to explore Budapest through organised activities and to participate in the Biomechanics Symposium organised by the Department of Kinesiology of the university. From a professional point of view, the past week was very fruitful, and the learning and professional discussions will provide a strong basis for future international collaborations between HUSS and acknowledged international institutions.

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