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IFToMM Summer School on Mechanism Design for Medical Application

17-22 September 2018

IFToMMIFToMM TurkeyIzTech Robotics LaboratoryProf. Rasim Alizade Mechatronics Laboratory

IFToMM Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls (TCLMC)
Chair: Erwin-Christian Lovasz (Romania)
Co-chair: Victor Petuya (Spain)

Local Organising Committee
Mehmet İsmet Can Dede
Gökhan Kiper

The summer school addresses to Master and PhD students, young researchers or specialists working in mechanism designs that are used in medical applications such as surgery and rehabilitation.
The summer school will deal with the following topics:

Lecture #1
Robots in Medical Applications: Brachytherapy, Biopsy, Surgery
Lecturer: Prof. Doina Pisla, Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Lecture #2 & 3
Medical Simulation and Robotics & Characterization of Soft Tissue Material Properties
Lecturer: Prof. Çağatay Başdoğan, Koç University, Turkey
Lecture #4 & 5  
Parallel Manipulator for Lower Limb Rehabilitation Applications
Lecturer: Prof. Santhakumar Mohan, IIT Indore, India
Lecture #6 & 7
Motion Analysis of the Left Ventricle of a Human Heart (Mock-Heart Project)
Lecturer: Prof. Burkard Corves, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Lecture #8 & 9
Lower Limb Rehabilitation Strategies & Exoskeletons for Rehabilitation and Daily Living Activities
Lecturers: Prof. Hannes Bleuler & Dr. Mohamed Bouri, EPFL, Switzerland
Lecture #10 & 11
Design of Surgical Robots – Soft Robotics Approach
Lecturer: Prof. Evren Samur, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Lecture #12
Neuroboscope Project: A Safety-Critical Teleoperation Approach
Lecturer: Prof. M. İ. Can Dede, İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Lecture #13
Remote Center of Motion Mechanisms for Single-Port Entry Surgeries
Lecturer: Prof. Gökhan Kiper, İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Lecture #14
Wearable Assist Robot for Walk Rehabilitation
Lecturer: Prof. Hidetsugu Terada, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Lecture #15
Exoskeleton Mechanism Design for Rehabilitation Applications
Lecturer: Prof. Volkan Patoğlu, Sabancı University, Turkey
Lecture #16
Mechanism Applications in Prosthesis Design
Lecturer: Prof. Erwin-Christian Lovasz, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Lecture #17
Biokinematics: challenges in protein study
Lecturer: Prof. Victor Petuya and Prof. Mikel Diez, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Lecture #18
Design and Development of a Hand Rehabilitation Robot for Medical Applications
Lecturer: Prof. Erkin Gezgin, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Turkey

Download summer school program

Summer School venue

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Izmir Institute of Technology,
Gulbahce Mah. - Urla
Izmir, Turkey

The summer school participants are invited to reserve rooms in IzTech Wellness Center (İYTE Yaşam Merkezi). For more information:

Fee includes attendance to lectures, summer school materials, daily lunch and two coffee breaks per day, excursion and social event.

Non-IFToMM Members: 170 Euro
IFToMM Members: 150 Euro
MAKTED Members: Consult to MAKTED for fees and payment

The number of attendees is limited. Please fill in the registration form and send it before June 30, 2018 to and to

After you receive the acceptance e-mail from the organizers then you can issue the payment as described below. The payment should be done before July 31, 2018.

Method of payment
Payment in EURO free of any charges to the beneficiary should be made by bank transfer to:
Account holder (mandatory): Makina Teorisi Dernegi
(IFToMM Turkey)
IBAN: TR73 0006 4000 0024 2293 6490 97
Reason for payment (mandatory) must be indicated exactly as: Summer School MDMA 2018 and the name of participant

The Summer School on Mechanism Design for Medical Applications 2018 is supported by the Izmir Institute of Technology, IFToMM Turkey and the Technical Committee “Linkages and Mechanical Controls” of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). The event is organized under the patronage and the support of IFToMM, which offers grants for young delegates. In order to receive this grant, the application form in IFToMM website should be filled-in and submitted to the programme chairs.