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President’s Blog, December 2016

2016 has been a significant year in our calendar for many reasons. The Brexit vote saw the UK leaving the EU, the US people chose Donald Trump as President Elect, North Korea launched a satellite into orbit, Obama visited Cuba, the Olympics and Paralympics were successful, and so on… Looking toward 2017, ISB has several [...]

Students’ Corner

  I hope you’ve all had a productive 2016. As the year comes to a close, don’t forget to renew your ISB membership! You can do so here. Lots of exciting things are in store for 2017. In July, we head Down Under to Brisbane, Australia for the XXVI Congress of the International Society of [...]

Biomechanics in India: an opportunity for cross-cultural research

I have just returned from an eight-day visit to the MGM Centre of Human Movement Science in Navi Mumbai, India. I have known Prof. Rajani Mullerpatan, Director of the Centre, for over four years now and continue to be impressed with initiatives she leads both within and outside the lab.  Activities range from student research [...]

ISB Fellows Update: Prof Mary Rodgers

Mary Rodgers was one of the inaugural fellows of the ISB.  Mary is George R. Hepburn Dynasplint Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS), at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She is also Senior Advisor for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of [...]

List of new members, December 2016

XVI International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics

On behalf of the organising committee I’m delighted to announce the details for the 16th meeting of the ISB Technical group on computer simulation, which will be held on July 20th -22nd 2017 at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus (  Abstract submission is now open – see website for abstract template and submission details [...]

ISB Travel Grant Report: JJ Hannigan

I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Oregon under the supervision of Dr. Li-Shan Chou.  This past summer I was able to attend to the XIV International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement in Taipei, Taiwan.  This travel was made possible largely due to the monetary [...]

ISB Travel Grant: Alessandra Bento Matias

My name is Alessandra Matias and I am a PhD candidate in the Laboratory of Biomechanics of Human Movement and Posture, University of Sao Paulo Medical School – Brazil, under supervisor of Dr. Isabel Sacco. I would like to thank the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Council for awarding me the ISB Student Travel Grant [...]

ISB Travel Grant: Jayishni Maharaj

With the support of the ISB travel grant, I travelled from Brisbane, Australia to present at the American Society of Biomechanics conference (Raleigh, USA) and then visited the Human Mobility Research Centre at Queens University, Canada to learn an innovative new method to investigate foot biomechanics. Understanding the biomechanical function of the foot is difficult [...]

ISB Travel Grant: Fransiska Bossuyt

The International travel grant offered by the International Society of Biomechanics gave me the opportunity to go on a research stay of six weeks (From August till the middle of September 2016) at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories of the University of Pittsburgh under supervision of Dr. Michael Boninger. The research stay allowed me access [...]

News from the Working Group in Motor Control

As the new year approaches, we would like to share the news of two exciting events that will take place in 2017. Both events will feature internationally renowned speakers presenting their work at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics. We invite you to join us to discover the latest developments in these fields and [...]

ISB 2017 Call for abstracts

The ISB 2017 Congress Committee invites you to participate in ISB 2017 to be held in Brisbane from 23 – 27 July 2017. The call for abstracts and registration for the Congress are now open! The Program Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within the program of ISB 2017. Submissions are sought for [...]

ISB Matching Dissertation Grant: Lauren Benson

With the funds I received from the ISB Matching Dissertation Grant, and a matching amount from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences, I was able to complete my dissertation.  My project was titled “Identifying Gait Deficits in Stroke Patients Using Inertial Sensors.”  Falls remain a significant problem for stroke patients.  Tripping, the main [...]

Call for abstracts: International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports

Dear friends, colleagues, biomechanists, On behalf of the organizing committee I am happy to send out this CALL FOR PAPERS for the of the 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports. The conference will be held at the German Sport University Cologne June 14th – 18th 2017 ( It will cover all aspects from basic to applied [...]

ISB Award Deadlines

Promising Scientist Award The Promising Scientist award is designed to acknowledge people who have performed superior biomechanics research early in their career. It entails a certificate and a monetary award of US$ 5000 for scientific purposes, such as visiting another research group to collaborate on a project. The competition is held each year in which [...]

ISB at ASB: Sponsored Keynote by Prof Tibor Hortobagyi

As Program Chair for the 40th annual meeting of ASB subtitled “Building a dynamic future on the strength of our past”, I was delighted when ISB agreed to sponsor a keynote speaker at our special anniversary meeting. Dr Hortobagyi’s ISB keynote lecture was titled “The Biomechanical Plasticity of Human Gait in Old Age: Gait Speed [...]

EDC Officer Report

2017 is around the corner. 2016 was a great year and we will keep working to make 2017 even better. As the year ends, I would like to tell you some of the recent advances of biomechanics in EDC. Chilean researchers organized the I Congress of their Chilean Society of Human Movement. Members of ISB [...]