Did You Know? – From the Archives – September, 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012

The ISB has a number of categories of membership including: student, charter, full, and emeritus.  The remaining category is that of honorary member, which,

“…is restricted to a few individuals whose work has made outstanding contributions to the development of Biomechanics.”

The honorary membership currently consists of 16 individuals.  Unfortunately some of these members have passed away (Levan Chkhaidze, James Hay, Ernst Jokl, Chauncey Morehouse, David Winter).

The other honorary members and their current academic affiliations are,

Peter R. Cavanagh, University of Washington, USA
Paavo Komi, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Hideji Matsui, University of Nagoya, Japan
Doris Miller, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Mitsumasa Miyashita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Richard C. Nelson, Penn State University, USA
Benno Nigg, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacquelin Perry, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, USA
Robert Norman, University of Waterloo, Canada
John Paul, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Fred Yeadon, Loughborough University, UK

Of these honorary members some have served as ISB President (Dick Nelson, Benno Nigg, Jim Hay, and Bob Norman), and David Winter was awarded the Society’s highest honor the Muybridge medal.  Within this group of honorary members three have been both President and recipient of the Muybridge medal (Paavo Komi, John Paul, and Peter Cavanagh).

[The ISB has an archive of its important materials, kept at Penn. State University.  If you have any materials you think should be in the archive, and you would consider donating them to the archive please contact John Challis (]

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