Brazilian Society of Biomechanics
Message from the President
Dear ISB members
I am pleased to send you this letter in an attempt to share our experiences within the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. The Brazilian Society of Biomechanics (BSB) was established on December 4th 1992 in the city of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. The BSB is a non-profit, private civil society that was created to promote and develop the field of Biomechanics in Brazil.
ISB Seed Group
Medical Engineering Research Centre
Centre for Modeling the Prosthetic Appliances and Surgical Operations on the Human Skeleton – CMPICSU
“Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania
The Centre for Modeling the Prosthetic Appliances and Surgical Operations on Human Skeleton was founded in 2001 as a Multiple User Research Centre (MURC) in "Politehnica" University of Timisoara within a program financed by the World Bank and Romanian Government. The grant coordinator and first director of the CMPICSU Research Centre was Professor Doina Dragulescu whose remarkable personality is still alive.
The “Société de Biomécanique” (SB) is a French speaking non-profit association. The aims of this society are mainly :
– To organize one annual scientific congress at the end of summer
– To organize thematic meetings
– To publish scientific work in the field of biomechanics (since 5 years, the abstracts presented at the congress are published in the journal : Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering)
– To award prizes to distinguished research in the field of biomechanics (for young and senior researchers)
A general assembly is convening once a year (during the congress).
Greetings from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB)
It is a great pleasure for me to provide this short communication to the ISB newsletter as the current President of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB). Involvement in biomechanics across Canada continues to be very strong, as does our participation internationally. Dedicated leadership from within the society by the members of the executive over many years has played a key role in this regard.
Greetings from The American Society of Biomechanics
ASB is looking forward to strengthening bridges with biomechanics societies worldwide. We are in support of expanding opportunities to make connections in person, at conferences, and through internet-based medium (following the lead from our colleagues at i-FAB (wiki) and from Brazil (inviting the world to attend their symposium using Twitter).
The first Chinese teacher training program of sport biomechanics was held in 1959 when Donskoi’s teaching materials from the former Soviet Union were first recommended in China. At the same time, the Research Group of Sport Biomechanics was founded in the China Institute of Sport Science. Since then, sport biomechanics courses were opened in many sport institutes and departments, and research groups of sport biomechanics were established in most provincial institutes of sport science in China. In 1980, the Chinese Ministry of Education defined sport biomechanics as a compulsory subject within sport majors and established the syllabus of sport biomechanics, which was published in 1985.
The Greek (Hellenic) Society of Biomechanics (http://www.elembio.gr) was officially founded in 2005. However, the initiations for the creation of the Society originate back to 1998 during the ISBS Congress in Konstanz, Germany. These initiations were further established in 2002 in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the Congress of the Hellenic Society of Sport Science. However, it was in 2003, during the International Olympic Committee Congress in Athens, when a group of 31 founding members got together and agreed on the by-laws that were necessary to get the Society started and a Temporary Administrative Committee was appointed. Finally, in 2005 our Constitution was officially approved and the Hellenic Society of Biomechanics (HSB) was actually started as a non-profit organization.
Portuguese Society of Biomechanics (SPB)
The Portuguese Society of Biomechanics and Biomaterials (SPBB) was registered by Kelo da Silva, João Abrantes and António Veloso, professors of the Faculty of Human Movement Studies of the Technical University of Lisbon. It was founded in 18/9/1988 as a non profit professional organization to promote the research and progress in Biomechanics and Biomaterials, with a head office in the Laboratory of Biomechanics of the Gulbenkian Institute of Science. At this time the research in this field was scarce and only a few works related to sports and orthopaedics can be found in scientific publications, the Porto University reported experimental studies in bone fracture immobilization and stress analysis in femurs and spine vertebra.