November 15 Nov 15
Tuesday Tue
BSA Fire Circle & Meeting Room

Easily bike-able!  Bike racks available near the Children's Theater (next door)

Free Parking at the Palo Alto Junior Museum parking lot, 1451 Middlefield.  The lot is also accessible from Newell and Hopkins Avenue (pictured here)


RSL Mini-retreat @ Lucy Stern Center

1305 Middlefield Road, #2

Join us at the historic Lucy Stern Center in Palo Alto for the RSL exclusive Mini Retreat-after-party!

For this event, RSL has the unique privledge of having the use of the BSA Fire Circle and meeting room at the Lucy Stern Center.  This rustic and casual venue is perfect for a cool fall day!  Enter through the garden door to enjoy a hot coffee and an on-site taco brunch next to the fire, then move inside to listen to our invited speaker!

The agenda includes RSL community updates, an invited speaker, group posters and lots of great food!  

REGISTRATION starts October 17. 

GROUP POSTER template and last year's posters can be found HERE.  Please submit your posters to Barbara for printing no later than Friday NOVEMBER 11

Additional features:

  • Espresso on site!
  • Tacos made on site!


8:30-9:00          Arrival

9:00 -9:15         Welcome

9:15-10:15        Invited Speaker - Scott Delp

10:15-11:30      Brunch and posters

11:30                    RSL Updates - Kim Butts Pauly


Lucy Stern Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road #2
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Lucy Stern Community Center

1305 Middlefield Road #2
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Invited Speaker

Dr. Scott Delp

Scott L. Delp

James H. Clark Professor of
Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering,
and Orthopaedic Surgery


Advances in Understanding Human Movement Dynamics


Movement is essential for human health. Unfortunately, many conditions, including cerebral palsy, osteoarthritis, obesity, running injuries, and stroke, limit movement at a great cost to public health and personal well-being. The proliferation of devices monitoring human activity, including mobile phones and an ever-growing array of wearable sensors, is generating unprecedented quantities of data describing human movement, behaviors, and health. Mobility data is also being collected daily by hundreds of clinical centers and research laboratories around the world. A focus of my laboratory is to build massive datasets that characterize human movement and overcome the data science challenges facing this mobility big data to improve human movement across the wide range of conditions that limit mobility. In this talk I will review results from analyzing movement data from 6 million individuals in over 100 countries around the world. This analysis has revealed new insights about physical activity levels and what factors are predictive of these activity levels. I will also share my views on how to best advance the field of biomechanics and discuss past and future collaborations with investigators in the RSL.


Scott Delp, Ph.D., is the James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford and Director of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, which aims to transform human health through the science of peak performance. Scott is also the Director of the RESTORE Center, a NIH national center focused on measuring real world rehabilitation outcomes and Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center of Excellence focused on Big Data and Mobile Health. Scott’s laboratory develops technologies to advance movement science and human health. Software tools created in his lab, including OpenSim and, have become the basis of an international collaboration involving thousands of scientists who exchange simulations of human movement. He has published over 250 research articles and has recently released a book from MIT Press entitled Biomechanics of Movement: The Science of Sports, Robotics, and Rehabilitation. Professor Delp has co-founded six health technology companies and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.