We are very happy to announce that the first recipient of the Qualisys Motion Capture Ambassador Award – in memory of Mats Kanarbik has been selected.
Congratulations to Dr. Stéphane Armand!
The motivation is as follows:
“For his dedication to the motion capture community – evidenced by continuous generation and generous sharing of knowledge and experiences. Esteemed scientist, with an impressive research portfolio within clinical gait analysis.
Working through different societies (such as ESMAC and SoFAMEA), he organizes conferences, meetings, and workshops to harmonize the use of clinical gait analysis, to establish and spread best-practices, and to develop clinical standards to improve patient outcomes within a wide range of applications.
He is an advocate for open protocols and interoperability to support sharing of data to enhance the knowledge-base for research and application of gait analysis. Striving to make gait analysis user-friendly to enable its use throughout the world, whether in a Swiss University hospital or a local community hospital in Nepal.”
To honor Mats Kanarbik and continue the mission he was so dedicated to, Qualisys has established the Qualisys Motion Capture Ambassador Award – in memory of Mats Kanarbik, which will be annually granted to a candidate exhibiting outstanding leadership in the networking and expansion of motion capture values. Anyone can nominate a friend, colleague or competitor in the world of motion capture working in that spirit.
The award constitutes 10 000 SEK (approx. 1010 CHF or €940),
a Certificate of Achievement and a small Swedish glass art piece.
The award will be handed over in person later this year.