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EDC Officer’s Report – Dec. 2017

Posted on March 26, 2018

EDC Officer Report - Felipe P Carpes

Dear ISB members. 2017 is almost over, but we still have time to send some information regarding the biomechanics in the EDC.

Biomechanics library and a new laboratory in Cuba

Books donated by professor Julie Steele arrived in Cuba. Professor Carlos Días sent photos of the lab organization and a message of thanks to Julie and ISB for making the arrangement so that his group is now benefit by a number of books and journals about biomechanics. But this is not the only advance of Biomechanics in Cuba. After a couple of months negotiating, professor Días told us that his institution was able to buy a 3D motion capture system, which means that the island will have the first motion capture laboratory to leverage biomechanics research. This is a historic fact, and ISB will be following and supporting professor Días group as possible towards the full establishment of the laboratory and the research group. If you want to help, please let us know.

A new Biomechanics society is born

We have been in contact with a very active group of biomechanists from Pakistan. In the past two years or so, a biomechanics society has been organized in Pakistan. In 2017, the society was registered as the Pakistan Society of Sports Biomechanics. The first president is professor Muhammad Asghar Javed. Everybody who wants to learn about the society is invited to make contact by the e-mail address pakistansportsbiomech@gmail.com or cell phone # 00923334395306 + whatsapp.

Student grants to join Technical Group Meetings

EDC students are encouraged to apply for the technical group meeting travel grant program. This grant is offered to the student members of the ISB attending the affiliated Technical Group meetings. It helps reducing the travel expenses to attend meetings of the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3DAHM), International Shoulder Group (ISG), Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG), and Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS). By virtue of the need to move the meetings among different continents, it is often very difficult for students to afford to travel to the meetings or to pay the registration fee if they can travel. However, we will offer travel grants (up to $US 500) to the students who will be presenting their research results at the aforementioned Technical Group meetings. Application forms are available in the ISB website and applications are to be received by February 28th 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 1st 2018.

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