“BIOSIGNALS 2016 Best Paper Award” won in Italy by ULg team led by Montefiore-INTELSIG
As a result of the pioneering work of Dr. Eng. Mohamed Boutaayamou from the Laboratory for Signal and Image Exploitation (INTELSIG) of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (“Institut Montefiore”) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Liège (ULg), the paper referenced below, written by an interdisciplinary team from the ULg and presented by Dr. Eng. Mohamed Boutaayamou, has won the BIOSIGNALS 2016 Best Paper Award at
The 9th International Conference on
Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing,
held in Rome, Italy, on 21-23 February 2016.
This is an excellent example of a very successful, on-going collaboration between engineers and health professionals (physicians,…) as well as between engineers from two distinct Research Units of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. It is also one example of the excellent work done in biomedical engineering at the ULg with the ultimate goal of improving the health and quality of life of people.
The ULg entities involved are:
- Faculty of Applied Sciences (School of Engineering)
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (“Institut Montefiore”): Laboratory for Signal and Image Exploitation (INTELSIG)
- Faculty of Applied Sciences & Faculty of Medicine
- Laboratory of Human Motion Analysis (LAMH)
- Faculty of Medicine
- Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
- Cyclotron Research Center
- MoVeRe Group (Parkinson & Movement Disorders)
- University Hospital of Liège (CHU of Liège)
- Department of Neurology.
A quick overview of this research was recently presented (in French) in a report of the WebTV of the University of Liège: “La marche dans tous ses états” (https://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_6814397/fr/la-marche-dans-tous-ses-etats).
Coincidentally, this conference was held at the same time as the SomnoSafe conference (www.somnosafe.com) held in Brussels, Belgium, under the leadership of Montefiore-INTELSIG and also focused on biomedical engineering, with the ultimate goal of saving human lives.
The title and authors of the winning paper are:
Extraction of temporal gait parameters using a reduced number of wearable accelerometers
Mohamed Boutaayamou (1, 2, 3),
Vincent Denoël (1),
Olivier Brüls (1),
Marie Demonceau (4),
Didier Maquet (4),
Bénédicte Forthomme (1),
Jean-Louis Croisier (1),
Cédric Schwartz (1),
Jacques G. Verly (2),
Gaëtan Garraux (3)
1 = Laboratory of Human Motion Analysis, University of Liège (ULg)
2 = Laboratory for Signal and Image Exploitation, ULg
3 = MoVeRe Group, Cyclotron Research Center, ULg & Department of Neurology, CHU of Liège
4 = Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences, ULg