Mobilise-D featured prominently at this year’s Mobility and Exercise in the Elderly (MobEx) meeting in Bologna, Italy, through two dedicated sessions, one with technical and one with clinical perspectives.
MobEx is an annual meeting where a dedicated network of researchers in the fields of mobility, exercise, and their measurement meets and shares experiences, challenges, and lessons learned. The meeting has a special focus on providing early career researchers with the opportunity to get valuable feedback on ongoing work and build their network among like-minded peers and leading scholars in the field.
This year’s MobEx meeting was held in Bologna, Italy, January 17-18. Prof. Claudia Mazzà (University of Sheffield) and Assoc. Prof. Andrea Cereatti (University of Sassari) started the technical session by presenting challenges of real-world validation and their work towards establishing an out-of-lab gold standard for gait assessment. Subsequently, Prof. Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield) discussed how to detect contextual factors when assessing real-world mobility.
In the clinical session, Prof. Dr. Clemens Becker (The Robert Bosch Gesellschaft für Medizinische Forschung mbH, RBMF) informed the audience about the challenges of validating generic digital mobility parameters in the clinic for regulatory purposes. Prof. Jochen Klenk (RBMF) presented sit-to-stand transfer measures as potential digital mobility outcomes. Prof. Marco Viceconti (University of Bologna) topped it all off by explaining the long and winding road towards regulatory approval.
All in all, an excellent opportunity grasped well by our Mobilisers for spreading the word about our project to like-minded researchers across Europe!