“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

Biological Science

Exercise and Sports Science

Health Sciences

Ergonomics and Human Factors

Engineering and Applied Science

Founding Members of ASB - 1977
Thomas Andriacchi
Thomas Armstrong
Michael Askew
Eugene Bahniuk
Barry Bates
Richard Brand
Albert Burstein
David Butler
Dennis Carter
Don Chaffin
Krishnan Chandran
Jerome Danoff
Dwight Davy
Robert Deusinger
Roger Enoka
F. Gaynor Evans
Carl Gans
Edward Grood
James Hay
H.K. Huang
Maury Hull
Ronald Huston
Martha Jack
J. Lawrence Katz
David L. Kelley
William Krause
Shrawan Kumar
R. Bruce Martin
Bruce Mason
Doris Miller
Manssour Moeinzadeh
Van C. Mow
Richard Nelson
Sally Phillips
Gerald Pijanowski
Carol Putnam
Jean Landa Pytel
George Rab
Herbert Reynolds
Verne Roberts
Subrata Saha
Albert Schultz
Robert Shapiro
Gary Soderberg
Robert Soutas-Little
Christopher Vaughan
Stephen Wainwright
James Walton
Frederick Werner
William Whiting
Keith Williams
Savio Woo
Timothy Wright
Charles Wunder

The origin of Biomechanics


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