IGS 2021: The 20th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society
“Intertwining Graphonomics with Human Movements”
June 7-9, 2022 (On-site), Museo Elder, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2022
Restaurante Terraza Elder
C. Eduardo Benot, 2, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Social Gala Dinner:
Bull Hotels – Hotel Reina Isabel
Restaurant Summum (eighth floor)
C. Alfredo L Jones, 40, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Miguel Ángel Ferrer Ballester
TITLE: Kinematic modeling of human movements: a unitary approach
SHORT ABSTRACT: Human kinematics has been modeled through many different techniques, depending on the movement to be analyzed: handwriting, speech, gait, etc. But, human motion is generated by the same principle: several muscular systems respond coordinately to the potential evoked by motor neurons. Therefore, it is conceivable a unitary procedure able to analyze the kinematics of any human movement. In this talk, we discuss such a hypothesis proposing a unitary model based on the Lognormality Principle combined with other neuroscience theories such as the equivalent motor theory proposed by Lashley, the inverse kinematic model suggested by Kawato, and the theoretical existence of the so-called Central Pattern Generators. Some proof of concept are presented in behavioral biometrics, health, and education. Moreover, this model is extended to livestock farming.
SHORT BIO: Miguel A. Ferrer received an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He joined the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in 1989, where he is currently a Full Professor. He established the Digital Signal Processing Research Group in 1990. His current research interests include pattern recognition in biometrics, audio quality, and computer vision.
José Manuel Vilar Guereño
TITLE: Use of Biomechanics for Lameness Detection in domestic animals
SHORT ABSTRACT: Biomechanics for motion analysis has been widely used for different purposes. In Veterinary Medicine, this technology is being used for lameness detection mainly in horses and dogs. Kinematic analysis obtains linear, temporal and angular data from lame and sound limbs by means of the use of videography, electrogiometry or inertial sensors in order to compare them and detect the differences. On the other hand, kinetic devices as force or pressure platforms abtain Ground Reaction Forces with the same purpose.
SHORT BIO: Jose Manuel Vilar Guereño born in Donostia, Spain. He obtained the veterinary degree in 1994 from the University of Cordoba, Spain, and the Ph.D. from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) in 2001. He joined this year as an associated professor at the ULPGC. He carried out biomechanics studies at the University of Bologna, Italy, from 2003-to 2007. In 2011 got the Professor position in Veterinary surgery. In 2018 got the European diploma in sports medicine and veterinary rehabilitation (DECVSMR). He has published around 50 full articles in top-ranked journals and nearly 100 conference papers. His main research interest is biomechanics.
José Juan Quintana Henández
TITLE: Improving human-robot interaction through lognormal-based kinematic
SHORT ABSTRACT: Collaborative robots or cobots are robots created to interact with humans in a collaborative work environment. An essential issue in these robots is to guarantee the safety of humans. Similarly, their interaction with humans can be improved with human-like movement. It can also motivate friendly interaction with robots. To this aim, analysing their movement can help to understand their kinematics. In this talk, we are analyzing whether providing robots with human movement facilitates interaction with them. First, we will show the lognormal kinematic programming in robots. Next, we will assess whether this type of movement improves the interaction with humans.
SHORT BIO: Jose J. Quintana received the MSc and PhD degrees from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain, in 1994 and 2011, respectively. He joined the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in 2004, where he is currently an associate professor. His current research interests include robotics, supercapacitors modeling using fractional math and control of active power filters used in low voltage systems.