International Society of Biomechanics ISB
The International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) was founded at Penn State University on August 30, 1973 to promote the study of all areas of biomechanics at the international level.
The ISB promotes and supports international contacts amongst scientists, the dissemination of knowledge, and the activities of national organizations in the field of biomechanics.
The ISB has a broad view of the science and application of biomechanics, believing that biomechanics has a major role in the study of all biological systems, from the level of the whole organism down to molecular size scales.
Therefore, the Societys membership includes scientists from a large variety of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, engineering (biomedical, mechanical, mechatronics, etc.), orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sports science, sports medicine, ergonomics, electrophysiological kinesiology and others.
Since its founding the ISB has grown to a membership of well over 1,000 people. The Society provides for affiliate membership of national biomechanics organizations, which currently include the American Society of Biomechanics, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Bulgarian Society of Biomechanics, Canadian Society of Biomechanics, Chinese Society of Sports Biomechanics, Comisia de Biomecanica Inginerie si Informatica (Romania), Czech Society of Biomechanics, Danish Society of Biomechanics, Japanese Society of Biomechanics, Korean Society of Sport Biomechanics, Polish Society of Biomechanics, Russian Society of Biomechanics, Societe de Biomecanique (France),
The Society also supports technical and working groups for the purpose of advancing knowledge in specialized areas within the field of biomechanics.
Currently active technical sections include Computer Simulation, Shoulder Biomechanics, Footwear Biomechanics, 3-D Motion Analysis, Hand and Wrist Biomechanics and Motor Control Group.