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Technical Groups Update

Posted on December 22, 2014

10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group

The 10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group was held at the University of Waterloo from July 13-15, 2014. The ISG has an extensive history of meeting through special sessions at ISB and other conferences as well as independent meetings with the goal of sharing new knowledge of the upper limb and its many applications across clinical, biomedical engineering, occupational, sport and other areas. The 10th meeting exemplified this trend, as a wide variety of work was presented from across the world that spanned a diverse array of research themes. The programme for the meeting and abstracts are still available online at: https://uwaterloo.ca/isg2014/

Two distinguished keynotes speakers, Jim Johnson from Western University and John O’Neill from McMaster University presented lectures on shoulder reconstruction and clinical imaging, respectively. Nearly 50 abstracts were presented in both podium and poster formats. A workshop focusing on occupational shoulder exposure limits was hosted by the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Sponsors included The University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Department of Kinesiology, Delsys, Innovative Sports Training, and Northern Digital, Inc. The program also featured laboratory tours of the biomechanics group in the Department of Kinesiology. Additionally, a strong social schedule complimented the technical content of the meeting, allowing the strengthening and creation of existing research collaborations. A special issue of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology is in production to highlight a cross-section of the excellent work presented at the conference.

The 11th Meeting of the International Shoulder Group has been confirmed for July 14-16, 2016 and will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Health Sciences, and organized by Dr Daniel Baumgartner. We hope to see many familiar and new faces at the meeting!

 

New Board for International Shoulder Group

Following an election process carried out by out-going board member John Borstad, I am delighted to announce that five nominations to the board were received and all were elected unopposed. The new ISG Board thus comprises:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members and wish them all success in running the ISG. I am sure we will see exciting new developments in the coming months, and I look forward to the ISG Special Session at ISB Glasgow next summer!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the out-going members, John Borstad, Cathy Holt and Andy Karduna for their efforts over the last few years. Andrea Cutti is a continuing member but no less deserving of thanks :-).

Best wishes,

Ed ChadwickFormer ISG Chair.

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Technical Groups Update

Posted on September 30, 2014

MOTOR CONTROL SEED GROUP ISB SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR CONTROL IN BIOMECHANICS

The 1st ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanicsorganized by the newMotor Control Seed Group of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) was a great success.

The ISB Symposium was held on July 8th 2014 during the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) in Boston, USA. The session was organized by Professor Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University, USA) and Professor Philip Rowe (University of Strathclyde, UK) (see here for details). It featured a keynote Lecture by Professor Zev Rymer from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the following internationally distinguished researchers:

  • Professor Neville Hogan (MIT, USA)
  • Professor Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Professor David Lloyd (Griffith Health Institute, Australia)
  • Professor Steven Robinovitch (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Professor Thomas Buchanan (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Professor Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Professor Paola Contessa (Boston University, USA)
  • Professor Evangelos Christou (University of Florida, USA)

 

The wide interest in the symposium was demonstrated by the numerous attendees that included over 400 researchers and students.

 

Delegates at the ISB Motor Control Symposium

Delegates at the ISB Motor Control Symposium

The goal of the new Motor Control Seed Group is to provide a forum to highlight and foster the growing interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

As part of this initiative, the next ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is currently being planned for the upcoming XXVth Congress of ISB in Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-16, 2015.

 

Check the ISB 2015 webpage for updates and we look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!

 

Sincerely,

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca, PhD

Prof. Philip Rowe, PhD

 

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Technical Groups update

Posted on June 27, 2014

New Seed Group on Motor Control

A new Motor Control Seed Group was accepted at the last ISB Congress in Brazil; details of the new group and an upcoming symposium at the World Congress can be found here.

 

International Shoulder Group

The ISG Technical Group is looking forward to its 10th biennial meeting in Waterloo, Canada, immediately following the World Congress. The two day meeting, starting on the evening of the 9th of July, will feature keynote talks from Dr. James Johnson, University of Western Ontario, and Dr. John O’Neill, McMaster University, and is Chaired by Dr Clark Dickerson of the University of Waterloo. Further details can be found on the conference website.

 

3D Analysis of Human Movement

The 13th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement will be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, from July 14 to July 17 2014.  Their meeting will feature no less than seven keynote speakers supporting the Sport and Rehabilitation theme of the Symposium. More information can be found on their conference website.

 

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New Motor Control Seed Group

Posted on June 27, 2014

We are very pleased to announce the creation of a Motor Control Seed Group affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). The Motor Control Seed Group will provide a forum to highlight and foster the increased interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

We are also pleased to announce that, within this group, a new Motor Control in Biomechanics Symposium is being planned for the upcoming 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) from July 6-11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The goal of this Initiative, sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), is to offer a structure through WCB and ISB leadership for bringing together ISB members and biomechanists around the world to display their work on the understanding and application of motor control.

The ISB Symposiumwill open with a Keynote Lecture by Prof. Zev Rymer from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will feature internationally renowned speakers in Motor Control and Biomechanics. (click here for details or visit the event page).

When:  July 8th 2014, 2:30 – 6:00 PM

 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Zev Rymer (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA)

 

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Neville Hogan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Prof. Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Prof. David Lloyd (Griffith Health Institute, Australia)
  • Prof. Steven Robinovitch (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Prof. Thomas Buchanan (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Prof. Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Prof. Paola Contessa (Boston University, USA)
  • Prof. Evangelos Christou (University of Florida, USA)

 

We look forward to seeing you at the next WCB conference in Boston!

Sincerely,

Prof. Carlo J. De Luca, PhD

Prof. Philip Rowe, PhD

 

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Technical Groups Update – HWBI

Posted on March 28, 2014

Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International

A Technical/Working Group of the International Society of Biomechanics

The Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) is delighted to be affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). With this affiliation, the HWBI benefits from ISB’s established excellence as the premier international organization promoting the science of human movement. In turn, the HWBI contributes its specialty knowledge to the ISB community and biomechanics field.

The HWBI has a history of more than 20 years that began at the 1st Triennial International Symposium on Hand and Wrist Biomechanics in 1992 in Brussels, Belgium. Subsequently, the triennial event has taken place in San Francisco (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Izmir (Turkey), Syracuse (USA), Tainan (Taiwan), Cleveland (USA), and Yokohama (Japan). These symposia have provided a valuable forum for global scientific exchange among surgeons, therapists, and researchers who are interested in hand and wrist biomechanics and its clinical applications.

At the most recent symposium, the 8th Triennial International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium in 2012 in Yokohama, Japan, the international advisory board decided to form the HWBI to enhance the development of hand/wrist biomechanics through collaborative efforts across multiple disciplines and countries. At that time, the HWBI Board of Directors was established; its members include Kai-Nan An, PhD, Moroe Beppu, MD, Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Zong-Ming Li, PhD, David L. Nelson, MD, Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD, William H. Seitz Jr., MD, Fong-Chin Su, PhD, and Frederick W. Werner, MME. Collectively, the HWBI strives for excellence in hand and wrist research and clinical translation.

The planning of the next HWBI Symposium is currently underway. It is scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy during June 16-20, 2015. This time, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the XXth Congress of Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH). We cordially invite ISB members who are interested in hand and wrist biomechanics to join our symposium. By bringing together hand and wrist researchers in diverse areas, we hope to integrally advance hand science and to collectively address challenging clinical problems of the hand. Please visit our website (www.hwbi.org) for more information about the HWBI and our upcoming symposium.

Zong-Ming Li, PhD

Chair, HWBI Board of Directors

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14th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics

Posted on December 20, 2013

The 14th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics was held at the Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention, Natal, Brazil between the 1st and 3rd August 2013.  66 delegates from 15 countries attended the International Symposium which consisted of 36 oral presentations (plus associated computer demos), and 2 keynote presentations (Prof. Ton van den Bogert, Cleveland State University, USA, and Prof. André Fabio Kohn, University of São Paulo, Brazil). The Andrzej Komor Young Investigators Award (sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics) was awarded to two students in this edition, Gustavo Leporace from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro for his paper entitled “Simulation of ground reaction forces during gait based on accelerometer data using a neural network model”, and to D Anitha from the National University of Singapore for her paper entitled “Implications of local osteoporosis on the efficacy of anti-resorptive drug treatment: a 3-year follow-up finite-element study in risedronate-treated women”.

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Gustavo Leporace and D Anitha being presented the Andrzej Komor Young Investigators Award by Federico Casolo and Ton van den Bogert

 

At the banquet the delegates enjoyed “Caipirinhas” and were entertained by a Brazilian music band and Mark King who organised the “special awards” which included, among others, B.J. Fregly who received the “most expensive visa in history award”, Glen and Sam with the “I thought you were paying the bill award” and Matthew Brodie with the “special request award”!

Special thanks go to Jeff Reinbolt for organizing the website and the rest of the programme committee for their contributions to the symposium, without whom it would not have been possible to organise this successful meeting.

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Some of the participants after unsuccessful efforts to gather all delegates for a photo just before lunch

 

Marko Ackermann, Chair, 14th ISCSB 

Mark King, Co-Chair, 14th ISCSB

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Technical Groups Update

Posted on September 27, 2013

Footwear Biomechanics Group

Report of satellite meeting held in Brazil

The International Society of Biomechanics Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG) held their 11th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) in conjunction with the ISB Congress in Natal, Brazil from the 31 July – 2 August 2013. The symposium was organized by a group chaired by the FBG Chairperson Stefan Grau with help from Toni Arndt from Stockholm and Günther Schlee from Chemnitz. Günther’s native Portuguese helped considerably in organizing accommodation and the social program in Brazil. The FBS was held in the Rifoles Hotel with a fantastic location directly on a wonderful beach, where delegates were seen playing football, walking, swimming, surfing or just lying in deckchairs enjoying local beverages.

Despite its distant location relative to Australia, Europe and North America, the FBS attracted a very good attendance of 155 participants.

Technical Groups

Posted on June 26, 2013

Update from 3D Analysis of Human Movement

The 3D AHM Group held its 12th International Symposium in Bologna (Italy) on 18-20 July 2012 with a general theme of "Technology and Treatment". In addition to the traditional interest in instruments and techniques for motion tracking and analysis, the symposium addressed motion analysis protocols, industrial design, musculo-skeletal modeling, and clinical exploitations of this technology. These topics were discussed also by internationally renowned keynote speakers (K. Aminian, A. Cappozzo, J.J. Trey Crisco, S. Delp, T.W. Lu, A. Mirelman, M. Viceconti). Nine companies contributed to the success of the event, three of which provided a talk from the podium on their most recent research activities. 3DAHM 2012 was a great success with nearly 80 presentations from 18 different countries. The ISB has been supportive in the efforts of its 3DAHM technical group to maintain its success and has offered its assistance, which includes grants to support travelling for students and for the speaker of the ‘ISB Keynote Lecture’. This year the Whitaker-Allard Award was given to two speakers Arash Arami and Maria Cristina Bisi. During this biennial Symposium the general assembly of the group was held and new board members and industry representatives were elected. Many thanks are addressed to Alberto Leardini, the chairman of the Symposium and now the past president of this Technical Group, and also to Rita Stagni who is now also a new member of the 3DAHM board; thanks also to Andrea Cutti, Ugo Della Croce and Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli, for their precious support for the preparation and execution of the meeting in Bologna.

During the past year, the new executive board was confronted with a deep and large discussion about the objectives, identity and specificities of the group, which leads to the edition of the Constitution of the group, approved unanimously by the board in February 2013. The Constitution reflects very well the tradition of this community, which aims at facilitating exchange of opinions, related to 3D approaches in human movement analysis and integrating the knowledge from different fields of biomechanics and those from other fields of study with interests in movement analysis. Another unique aspect of this group is to offer the industry the exceptional opportunity to address the general assembly, rather than just having the typical commercial exhibits. The Constitution has been sent recently to ISB council for approval.

The board also made an international call in September 2012 to host the 2016 Symposium of 3DAHM and voted for Tung-Wu Lu's proposal to host the 14th Symposium in Taipei. Tung-Wu Lu also joined the executive board as the future President of the group.

During the 3DAHM 2012 Symposium, we also announced the next 3DAHM Symposium in Lausanne (Switzerland) from 14-17 July 2014 (http://www.geocities.ws/3d-ahm/). The 13th symposium will be held in the new Swiss Tech Convention (http://www.tstcc.ch), a modular, ultramodern and a truly unique building in Europe, located on the campus of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The general theme of the Symposium is "Sport and Rehabilitation". A first call will be sent soon and we are looking forward to see you in Lausanne, designated the Olympic Capital!

Kamiar Aminian,
Chairperson, 3-D Analysis of Human Movement

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Technical Groups – March, 2013

Posted on March 21, 2013

The Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS)

The Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS) is pleased to welcome you to the 14th edition of the International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics (ISCSB). The Symposium will be held in Natal, Brazil, August 1-3, 2013, the week leading up to the ISB Congress. The spectrum of covered topics spans all areas related to computer simulation in Biomechanics.

Natal, also called the city of the Sun, is located in the Northeast of Brazil and offers an attractive venue with its beautiful beaches and warm weather.The symposium will be held at Praiamar Natal Hotel & Convention, located by the beautiful Ponta Negra, the most prestigious beach in Natal. Ponta Negra is famous for its warm water cove with the Morro do Careca (Bald Hill), a dune more than 120 feet high.

Technical Groups – December, 2012

Posted on December 20, 2012

Footwear Biomechanics Group

- Preview on the 11th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium-

On behalf of the Footwear Biomechanics Group, we are pleased to welcome you to the Eleventh Biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium July 31st – August 2nd 2013 (www.fbs2013.org) to the city of Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, a northeastern state in Brazil. There will be a broad spectrum of topics, including exciting keynote lectures from Prof. Dr. Peter Cavanagh (University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle) and Dr. Kristiaan D’Aout (University of Antwerp, Belgium). Furthermore, there will be specific invited sessions; one on the topic of soccer shoes (with regard to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014) another one on the topic of subtalar joint movements and its relation/importance to shoe construction.