Meet Your Executive – Geneviève Dumas, Technical Groups Officer

Posted on September 30, 2010

First, I want to thank Darren Stefanyshyn for inviting me to write this column in the Newsletter. This gave me an opportunity to reflect back on my personal Biomechanics journey and its adventures.  I joined the ISB council last year and was asked to be the Technical Groups Officer. As such, I am responsible for all matters related to Technical and Working Groups of the ISB. More specifically, I am responsible for the relationships between the four Technical Groups  and ISB and to help the Working Group develop into a Technical Group.

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Past President’s Grants for Affiliated Societies

Posted on September 29, 2010

As president of the ISB, I instigated a grant program aimed at supporting keynote lecturers and young investigator awards for ISB affiliated societies. For 2010 and 2011, these awards will continue to be available.

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ISB 2011 Conference

Posted on September 28, 2010

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Xsens: 10 Years in Motion

Posted on September 27, 2010

Founded in 2000, Xsens started as a spin-off of the University of Twente. Since this time, hundreds of researchers worldwide successfully use our technology and rely on the performance and quality that Xsens provides.

We are grateful to our customers and celebrated our anniversary with many at major events worldwide.

On April 9th and 10th we celebrated at our headquarters in The Netherlands, with suppliers, academic and business partners and of course family and friends.

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President’s Blog – September 2010

Posted on September 26, 2010

Around the world, systems designed to assess the quality of research conducted by higher education institutions have been emerging.  For example, in the United Kingdom, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has been introduced this year as the “new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions”. Interestingly, the Research Excellence Framework is replacing the Research Assessment Exercise, which has been undertaken approximately every 5 years since 1986, and was designed for the same purpose.  In Australia, the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative is currently in progress in order to “assess research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts” (

Student’s Corner – September 2010

Posted on September 25, 2010

Greetings ISB student members!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their mid-semester holiday and are feeling refreshed for the new semester. There have been many developments and opportunities available to ISB student members. Here are some updates on what has been going on for you, the student member:

Technical Groups – September 2010

Posted on September 24, 2010

3-D Analysis of Human Movement


Objectives of the Group:
The International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Technical Group on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement provides a scientific and technical forum for the discussion of all issues relating to the measurement of human movement in three dimensions. In pursuit of this goal, the group seeks the best scientific and social environments to generate further communication and contact between investigators in diverse areas and encourage discussions to cross the boundaries between scientific disciplines and specialties. This is achieved primarily through the organization of international symposia, typically every second year. In addition, the Group has sponsored the publication of three special issues of the journal Human Movement Science (Volume 15:3, 1996; Volume 16: 2-3, 1997; Volume 18:5, 1999).

Chinese Association of Biomechanics in Sports – September 2010

Posted on September 23, 2010

1. Introduction
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.

Greek (Hellenic) Society of Biomechanics – September 2010

Posted on September 22, 2010

The Greek (Hellenic) Society of Biomechanics ( 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.