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Start-up Predimo wins Münsterland Innovation Award

At this year’s Münsterland Innovation Award Ceremony, Predimo GmbH was named winner in the category Start-up. During a festive ceremony for around 300 guests, Predimo’s CEO Dirk Bendig and CTO Prof. Heiko Wagner received the award from Frank Knura, board representative of Sparkasse Münsterland Ost. 
Predimo, a start up founded on the work at the Department of Movement Science and supported by the WWU, has won the award for “ComputerMyoGrafie”, a process that analyses loads in joints during movement and which brings a new level of analysis to sports, ergonomics, and medicine. 

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INTEGRA_LAB: First meeting in presence in Madrid

From 3rd to 5th of April, team members of the Active Ageing Labs (Apartments of Movement Science) met transnational Partners from France, Poland, Spain and Italy in Madrid, to push forward the Erasmus+ project Integralab+. Integralab+ encourages the emotional self-care of elderly adults through their acquisition of digital skills and creativity (directed by Michael Brach). In this project, the WWU team will focus on creating a target-group adapted video library to foster physical activity.

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Topic for a master thesis

You don't have a topic for your master thesis yet? Don't panic! The Department of Movement Science is looking for students who want to work on an exciting topic for their master thesis. Further information can be found here.

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International women's day!

History of Equality at WWU from 1908 to 2021.
March 8 is International Women's Day. It is symbolic of the existing discrimination women face on a daily basis, but also of the successes they have achieved over the centuries. You want to learn more? Click here!

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No physical education classes in the summer semester of 2021

Due to the Corona pandemic, current conditions do not allow us to start a new training course "Physical Education Teaching" in the summer semester of 2021. We hope to be able to offer this additional qualification again next year. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Bohn.

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New employee!

Adrian Bühring is a new employee in the department of movement science and has previously worked for many years as a cook and confectioner. Via the second educational path, he then completed a bachelor's degree in the field of medical/electrical engineering, specializing in modelling, technical rehabilitation and biomechanics. In the master's program, Adrian specialized in the field of ergonomics and occupational safety. In the department of movement science he is responsible as an engineer for a third party project, where an avalanche simulator is programmed.

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Invitation to try out ACTIMENTIA

The ERASMUS+ project Actimentia developed an interactive online platform to promote physical activity for people with cognitive impairment or incipient dementia and their caregivers. We cordially invite affected persons, caregivers and all other interested parties
to get to know the platform. Further information can be found under this link.

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Psychological and Behavioral Consequences of Confinement

As part of a team from Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Germany, Michael Brach is now supervising the following "Research Topic" for Frontiers in Psychology: 
"Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological and Behavioral Consequences of Confinement on Physical Activity, Sedentarism, and Rehabilitation". 

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Teilnehmer für mehrsprachige Online-Umfrage gesucht

#Gemeinsam gegen #COVID-19: Wir suchen Teilnehmer für unsere mehrsprachige Online-Umfrage (#ECLB-COVID19):

Auswirkungen der häuslichen Isolation auf multiples Lebensstilverhalten während des COVID-19-Ausbruchs (ECLB-COVID-19).

Im März 2020 hat die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) die Einschätzung getroffen, dass COVID-19 als Pandemie charakterisiert werden kann. Die WHO und die Gesundheitsbehörden auf der ganzen Welt bemühen sich den Ausbruch von COVID-19 durch die Beschränkung, zuhause zu bleiben, einzudämmen. Diese Zeit der Krise erzeugt jedoch Stress in der gesamten Bevölkerung.
Mit der vorliegenden Studie sollen in vielen Ländern, die Auswirkungen häuslicher Isolation auf multiples Lebensstilverhalten, während des COVID-19-Ausbruchs untersucht werden.

Wir laden Sie daher ein, an dieser Umfrage teilzunehmen. Ihre kostbare Zeit und Ihr Feedback werden uns helfen, die Veränderungen im Lebensstil während der Einschränkungen in der Periode des COVID-19 besser zu verstehen.
Solche Erkenntnisse könnten Ärzten/Wissenschaftlern/Ingenieuren helfen, effiziente und wirksame Vorschläge/Lösungen (z.B. ICT-basierte Lösungen) zur Milderung möglicher unerwünschter psychosozialer Auswirkungen der häuslichen Insolation zu finden.

Die Umfrage wird etwa 15 Minuten dauern. Bitte klicken Sie hier, um auf die Umfrage zuzugreifen. Ihre Antworten werden anonym und vertraulich behandelt.

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PROCareLife - Personalised Integrated Care for Older People

This exciting new project kicked off in Portugal, EU-funded within ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) section. It proposes an integrated scalable and interactive care ecosystem for neurodegenerative diseases. In order to benefit patients, caregivers and health professionals, a personalised and interactive model through gamification techniques will be provided.

The consortium consists of 14 partners from 6 EU countries, including the Active Ageing Lab of WWU's Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences (Mona Ahmed, Ellen Bentlage, Daniella How & Michael Brach).

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Welcome to Movement Sciences Department!

We would like to welcome three new doctoral students to the Department of Human Movement Science. Daniella How, Mona Ahmed and Ellen Bentlage are working in the EU project PROCareLife of the ActiveAgeing Lab (Head: Michael Brach). The project is developing a technical platform, including sensors, communication possibilities and movement recommendations for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

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New employee!

We are excited to introduce our newest employee! On November first, Lena Fennen has officially joined the movement science team. After doing incredible work with our group during her master’s thesis, Lena has now joined the group as it’s newest PhD. She will also be teaching in the bachelor and master of science courses.

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We have a twitter account now!

Even though some may think that twitter is not suited for science, a previous study found that researcher should engag in using Twitter (Côté & Darling, 2018). As Twitter exists since 2006, it is not new anymore. Over the time it advanced and scientists reached noticeable numbers of followers... continue

https://twitter.com/MovementWagner

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Kim Boström won conference reward

On the international conference "EVU 2019 Barcelona", Kim Joris Boström won the "Best Paper and Presentation Award" with his talk "A novel 3D computational human model for the reconstruction of traffic accidents and its application to experimental frontal-oblique low-velocity impacts".

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Congress on demography

On occasion of the Congress on Demography, Michael Brach has been invited to Berlin and to give a talk. He presented the projects "fit for 100", WHOLE and ACTIMENTIA. Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehr (Heidelberg, former Federal Minister of Health) and Dr. Karin Fehres (Board of German Olympic Sports Confederation) gave the other talks of the forum.

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ZIM-grant awarded for the development of an intelligent seatbelt

The Department of Movement Science was awarded a financial grant from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi) that will help the development of an innovative seatbelt. The grant proposal was written together with four other partners from industry and academics and falls within the scope of the so-called "Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)”. Involved in the 2-year project on behalf of the Department of Movement Science will be Maarten van den Heuvel. 

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Ability Battle and 6th Rehab Move Congress Groningen

From the 9th until the 12th of December, a team of IfS-students from both the Bachelor and Master of Science programs are taking part in the Ability Battle, the first international hackathon event in Human Movement Sciences. The Ability Battle creates an educational challenge that aims to optimally employ advanced technologies for life with disabilities. Each team gets 72 hours to work on a solution to a real-life problem. Click the link above to read more, or follow the IfS-Team on Facebook!

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BSc and MSc students visit Roessingh Research and Development

On February 15th, a group of students and teachers of the BSc and MSc-Programs "Sports, Exercise and Human Performance" travelled to Enschede, The Netherlands for a visit to Roessingh Research and Development (RRD). RRD is an internationally recognized scientific institute where a wide range of disciplines such as rehabilitation medicine, movement sciences, psychology, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences and computer sciences work together on current and future innovations in rehabilitation and chronic care. A total of sixteen students joined the visit, which was organized by Cassandra Kraaijenbrink of the Department of Movement Science. [more]

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BSc and MSc students visit Roessingh Research and Development

On February 15th, a group of students and teachers of the BSc and MSc-Programs "Sports, Exercise and Human Performance" travelled to Enschede, The Netherlands for a visit to Roessingh Research and Development (RRD). RRD is an internationally recognized scientific institute where a wide range of disciplines such as rehabilitation medicine, movement sciences, psychology, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences and computer sciences work together on current and future innovations in rehabilitation and chronic care. A total of sixteen students joined the visit, which was organized by Cassandra Kraaijenbrink of the Department of Movement Science. [more]

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BSc and MSc students visit Roessingh Research and Development

On February 15th, a group of students and teachers of the BSc and MSc-Programs "Sports, Exercise and Human Performance" travelled to Enschede, The Netherlands for a visit to Roessingh Research and Development (RRD). RRD is an internationally recognized scientific institute where a wide range of disciplines such as rehabilitation medicine, movement sciences, psychology, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences and computer sciences work together on current and future innovations in rehabilitation and chronic care. A total of sixteen students joined the visit, which was organized by Cassandra Kraaijenbrink of the Department of Movement Science. [more]