Dr. Shirley Handelzalts and Noy Goldhamer, researchers at the Lillian and David E. Feldman Research Center for Rehabilitation Sciences at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, represented the research center and rehabilitation village at the ISPGR World Congress as 3MT competition presenters at the Congress’ recent conference in Montreal, Canada.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic research competition in which researchers are held to a three-minute presentation limit. Only one visual aid is permitted. Participants are challenged to compose a concise, understandable presentation, highlighting the wider implications of their research without oversimplifying for the sake of brevity. The 3MT presentations allow participants to showcase their research to a wide multidisciplinary audience within the ISPGR community and the general public.

Handelzalts and Goldhamer, among 11 presenters chosen to join the competition, presented an automated analysis of the lower-extremity motor coordination test (LEMOCOT), including development of an algorithm that automatically computes test results and delivers precision-related parameters. Research data was collected from 40 test cases, including 20 post-stroke patients and 20 healthy individuals.

The International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPRG) World Congress brings together posture and gait research and clinicians from around the world for discussion and exchange of cutting-edge knowledge, insights, issues and ideas.

The Lillian and David E. Feldman Research Center, Israel’s first translational neuro-rehabilitation research lab, is dedicated to translating neuroscience and rehabilitation research into innovative rehabilitation techniques and technologies. Researchers Handelzalts and Goldhamer’s presentation to an audience of international top-level basic and clinical scientists from around the world at the ISPRG’s 3MT competition confirms once again the magnitude of impact of the research taking place at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran.

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