STF Sendai 2022: abstract submission extension and plenary speaker announcement

Dear friends and colleagues,

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In-person/online hybrid format
While it is hoped that everyone will be able to come to the conference to enjoy the stimulating discussions and camaraderie, we are holding a hydrid event to overcome any potential travel difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic

Extension of abstract submission deadline
As we have received requests to extend the abstract submission deadline, we are extending the abstract submission deadline to January 28, 2022.

Whether you plan to join us online or onsite, we look forward to receiving your abstracts by the new submission deadline.

Plenary speakers
We’re excited to announce the plenary speakers who will be presenting at STF 2022 in Sendai.

Rezaul Begg
Professor, Institute for Health and Sports, Victoria University, Australia
Title (tentative): Tripping biomechanics and application of assistive technologies for falls prevention

Kenichi Harano
Senior General Manager, Institute of Sport Science, ASICS Corporation, Japan
Title (tentative): High-performance design of sports gear based on tribology

Yasuhisa Hirata
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan
Title (tentative): Adaptable AI-enabled robots to support human activities

Stephen Lord
Scientia Professor, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
Title (tentative): Voluntary and reactive step training for the prevention of falls in older people

For all questions on this conference, please contact conference secretariat at

On behalf of the STF2022 organizing committee,
Takeshi Yamaguchi