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  • Summer School 2008


    13th – 19th July 2008 , Monte San Pietro (Bologna, Italy)

    Promoted by:
    Dept. of Electronics Computer Science & Systems (DEIS) University of Bologna -Italy

    > Download the Program <  

    > Link to the 2006 Edition <

    Short Introduction

    The Summer School is primarily addressed to PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in the latest advances on assistive and rehabilitation technologies for the neuro-motor and cognitive function, and their route towards clinical applicability.
    The program will include topics as (tentative list):
    - design, testing and validation of portable systems based on motion sensors
    - ubiquitous monitoring of physical activities
    - bio- and neuro-feedback
    - reliability studies: from prototypes to validated tools
    - users’ acceptability of intelligent assistive technology

    Frontal lectures, interactive lectures and labs, open discussions and an industry corner will give to participants the opportunity of a crash course in the technologies for healthy movement across a spectrum of different applications, from clinical rehabilitation to ergonomics, from ambient assisted living to prosthetics.

    International Scientific Committee

    Kamiar Aminian, Luca Benini, Angelo Cappello, Lorenzo Chiari, Andrea G. Cutti, Laura Rocchi, Wiebren Zijlstra


    - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    - SENSACTION-AAL Project: Sensing and Action to Support Mobility in
      Ambient Assisted Living (FP6-2005-IST-62-AAL)
    - STARTER: Strategic Network for Assitive & Rehabilitation Technology in Emilia-Romagna


    Professor in charge
    Lorenzo Chiari

    Local Organising Committee

    Angelo Cappello, Lorenzo Chiari, Laura Rocchi, Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Angelo Davalli

    Organising Secretary

    Andrea Cedraro
    c/o Dept. of Electronics, Computer Science & Systems, Università di Bologna viale Risorgimento 2 - 40136 Bologna - Italy
    tel: +39 051 209 3067 fax: +39 051 209 3073

    School venues

    Tenuta Bonzara, via San Chierlo 37/A, Monte S. Pietro (BO)
    Centro Protesi INAIL, via Rabuina 14, Vigorso di Budrio (BO)

    Scientific Program  

    > Download the Program <

    Invited speakers

    Kamiar Aminian (CH)
    Fabio Baruffaldi (I)
    Clemens Becker (D)
    Luca Benini (I)
    Angelo Cappello (I)
    Lorenzo Chiari (I)
    Paul Cordo (USA)
    Angelo Davalli (I)
    Andrea Fantini (I)
    Rolf Moe-Nilsen (NO)
    Antonio Nardone (I)
    Roberto Ongaro (I)
    Lamberto Piron (I)
    Angelo M. Sabatini (I)
    Silvio Simani (I)
    Gisela Sjøgaard (DK)
    Rita Stagni (I)
    Wiebren Zijlstra (NL)

    General informations

    Official language: English
    A maximum of 50 students are allowed, based on qualification and CV excellence.


    The school is open to technical professionals, advanced undergraduates, graduate students and post docs with an interest in biomedical engineering, human movement science, physical and rehabilitation medicine, and related disciplines.


    Early registration fee (by April 15th)  650 €
    Advanced registration fee (after April 15th)  700 €
    On-site registration fee  750 €

    The fee will include board, farmhouse accommodation in double room, coffee breaks, and study material.


    Five scholarships (500 € each), sponsored by the University of Bologna were assigned to students from developing countries and Eastern Europe will be privileged.

    Application procedure   

    The application is possible by sending your detailed CV to
    It is also still possible (but not mandatory) to send us a 2-page short paper on a topic of relevance for the summer-school that will be published on the proceedings of the school. A template of the paper format is available >here<.


    >on-line registration form<.

    Relevant dates

    15th April   early bird registration deadline for early applicants
    30th April  extended deadline for application
    5th May   notification of acceptance
    30th May   deadline for registration
    13th-19th July  Summer-school


    ECTS credits: 2

    Location and Accomodation

    A wide network of farmhouses will provide accommodation to all participants. A shuttle bus will connect the farm houses and the school venue.

    Organization and Secretariat

    Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori
    Via N. Tavoni, 20 - 41058 Vignola (MO) ITALY
    tel: +39 059 776 711 – fax: +39 059 770 2930