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American Society of Biomechanics

American Society of Biomechanics

ASB’s mission is to encourage and foster the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines and fields of application, biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science, and to facilitate the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science.

Journal: Clinical Biomechanics


Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)

The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians, allied health professionals, engineers, biomechanists and scientists working together to advance scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and clinical practice in the field of human movement.

European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC)

European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC)

The purpose of ESMAC (the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children) is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings.  ESMAC is multidisciplinary by nature, mainly interacting clinical and bioengineering disciplines, and ranging from basic sciences to applied practices. Our members are from many backgrounds: orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrist, physiotherapists, human movement scientists, biomechanical and biomedical engineers; as well as many others.  ESMAC's main event is an annual scientific congress which is normally preceded by an instructional course for gait analysis and topic symposia.

Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC)

Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC)

The International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)

The International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)

The International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), is a staff-supported, member driven organization with 500+ members located in over 20 countries around the world.

The society provides a multidisciplinary forum for basic and clinical scientists, provides member benefits and holds regular meetings in order to:

  • Present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the control of posture and gait and related disorders.
  • Facilitate interaction between members who meet from all corners of the globe.
  • Promote the broad discipline of posture and gait research.

Journal: Gait & Posture


The European Society of Biomechanics

The International Society of Biomechanics

The International Society of Biomechanics

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 Society's 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.

The Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics and Related Research

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics

The main objectives of The ANZSB are to:

  • Facilitate communication amongst those actively engaged in the scientific study and application of biomechanics.
  • Provide a forum for those actively engaged in the scientific study and application of biomechanics to present their research.
  • Promote the dissemination and application of information derived from the scientific study of biomechanical theory.

Journal: Journal of Biomechanics


International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology

International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology

The International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology (ISEK) is a multidisciplinary organization composed of members from health related fields such as biomedical sciences as well as engineering, physical education, physical therapy and many other disciplines. These clinicians and basic scientists are bound together by a common desire to study human movement and the neuromuscular system. Key topics in this discipline are analysis of large data sets for physiology, EMG modeling and signal processing, ergonomics, motor performance and sports science, motor units, movement disorders and rehabilitation technologies, multiscale and trans-scale approaches for movement and neurosciences, muscle physiology, neuromechanics, neural Engineering, and sensorimotor control.

Journal: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology