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President’s Blog, September 2016

In August, the ISB council convened in Raleigh, North Carolina, for their annual meeting. The council meeting was held over two days, prior to the American Society of Biomechanics Conference in the same city. It was pleasing to see so many council members attend the meeting, as council members travel to all of our meetings [...]

Biomechanics in Chile and other updates from our EDC Officer

In this issue of the ISB Now I would like to share two opportunities for the ISB members. The first is the 1st Congress of the Chilean Society of Movement Science. The congress will happen next November 16th to 18th in Santiago, Chile. Please feel free to visit the congress website It will be the [...]

Students’ Corner

ISB2017 Update As I write, it’s just over 300 days until the XXVI Congress of the ISB in Brisbane!  I’m already looking forward to saying “G’day” to all those making the trip Down Under - as the conference website explains, you have to cut the “g” sound short and emphasise the “day”.  Our non-Aussie friends [...]

ISB 2017 Tutorials: Imaging

What can modern imaging methods do? We are pleased to announce that ISB tutorials in Brisbane 2017 will be given by Professor Peter Hunter, Professor Gregory Sawicki, Professor Lynne Bilston and by Professor François Hug, Dr. Dominic Farris and Dr. Bart Bolsterlee. Two of the tutorials focus on state-of-the art imaging methods in biomechanics basic [...]

Report from International Shoulder Group and other upper limb news!

The International Shoulder Group held its 11th conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, July 14-16 2016. We had a very successful meeting with participants from 13 countries, and more than 40 presentations on a range of shoulder topics. Our host Daniel Baumgartner put together a great meeting, including two interesting keynote speeches by PD Dr. Matthias Zumstein [...]

Motor Control Working Group

Professor Carlo John De Luca: in Memoriam The Working Group in Motor Control is saddened by the death of its distinguished founder, Professor Carlo John De Luca, who passed away on July 20, 2016.  A pioneer in the use of muscle recordings (Electromyography) for the study of human movement, he is recognized for introducing engineering [...]

Obituary: Professor Carlo De Luca

Carlo De Luca, a long-time member of the ISB, passed away Wednesday, July 20th 2016 at the age of 72.  Carlo contributed to biomechanics in many ways, in particular in the area of electromyography. His original research and reviews on EMG are seminal. Carlo was born in Bagnoli del Trigno, Italy.  He obtained an undergraduate [...]

Fellows update: Brian Davis

Brian Davis was one of the inaugural fellows of the ISB.  Brian is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering the University of Akron. Brian is a native of South Africa, and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a master’s degree in Medicine (Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town.  [...]

List of new members, September 2016