What is Biomechanics?
"Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics." (Herbet Hatze, 1974)
Biomechanics represents the broad interplay between biological systems and mechanics and foster integration of scientific knowledge between related basic and applied subdisciplines. Click here for a history of biomechanics.
The American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) was founded in 1977 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.