4th Annual conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
XI External Control of Human Extremities (ECHE)
Rovinj, Croatia, September 23-25, 2021.
The main topic of the conference is: Hybrid systems combining electrical stimulation and exoskeletons for enhancing the quality of life of persons with motor disability
IFESS 2021 is organized by the Special Hospital “Dr Martin Horvat”, Rovinj, Croatia and ETRAN Society, Belgrade with the support of the IFESS.
The conference presentations should focus on hybrid systems that are maximizing the involvement of preserved sensory-motor systems during the therapy that includes functional electrical stimulation and exoskeletons for control of joint stiffness and position. The contributions dealing with the FES applied to the central nervous system in parallel with the activation of peripheral nervous system are expected.
A book will be prepared, supported by the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia with selected papers from first X Proceedings of the ECHE, invited presentations in Rovinj 2012, and selected papers from IFESS 2021.
The 24th annual IFESS Conference will run complementary with the XI Symposium on External Control of Human Extremities (ECHE) where some of the pioneers in the field would bring back some of the hot topics presented during 30-year long history of ECHE Symposia.
The meeting will be covered with the Internet based communication links to allow on-line (remote) participation especially for the participants from overseas.
Dejan Popović and Marinko Rade