The Society encourages international contacts amongst scientists, promotes the dissemination of knowledge, and forms liaisons with national organizations. The Society's membership includes scientists from a variety of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, engineering (mechanical, industrial aerospace, etc.), orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sport science and medicine, ergonomics, electro-physiological kinesiology and others. Society activities include the organization of biennial international congresses, publication of congress proceedings and a biomechanics monograph series, distribution of a quarterly Society newsletter, sponsorship of scientific meetings related to biomechanics and affiliation with the Journal of Biomechanics, the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and Gait and Posture.
Since its founding at Penn State University in 1973, the ISB has grown to a membership of over 1,000 persons. The Society provides for affiliate membership of national biomechanics organizations. Current affiliate groups are 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, 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 and 3-D Motion Analysis.
The Asian-Pacific region is now believed to be responsible for nearly half of the world’s economic activity. The significance of this area will grow in the 21st century. It is true that economic growth in this region has outpaced developments made in science and technology, despite the great efforts that have been made by researchers throughout the region. Indeed, these efforts seem to have resulted in fierce competition, rather than collaboration, particularly in fields closely related to industry. Nevertheless, we have a very long tradition of a common culture and civilization in East Asia, and a shared foundation in natural philosophy, as exemplified by the teachings of Confucianism. Based on this common background, we are in a position to establish a new form of science in this region. It would be wonderful if the Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics (APAB) were to grow and start to involve other countries and regions.
Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things. 格物致知 (The Great Learning 大學)
The Society was founded in February 1996 to be a forum for biomechanists from all variety of disciplines, or areas of study, within Australia and New Zealand, to meet and communicate.
With many areas in biomechanics including, motor control, cardiovascular and respiratory biomechanics, rehabilitation biomechanics, sport biomechanics, bone and hard tissue biomechanics, connective tissue biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics, and cellular and molecular biomechanics, it is the aim of the ANZSB to be a forum for all areas of biomechanics to exchange ideas and experience.
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.