“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 mechanics and biological systems.
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.
Specialties Within Biomechanics
Exercise and Sports Science
Ergonomics and Human Factors
Engineering and Applied Science
Founding Members of ASB - 1977
F. Gaynor Evans
J. Lawrence Katz
David L. Kelley
|R. Bruce Martin
Van C. Mow
Jean Landa Pytel
The origin of Biomechanics