The current ISBS Newsletter 35 (1), March 2019, is now published.

pdfVolume 35, No.1 (Mar 2019)


In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS Election,
  • Preview of ISBS 2019,
  • ISBS Awards 2019,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme,
  • Reports for ISBS Research Grants,
  • ISBS Student Activities,
  • VP Public Relations Report,
  • Short Communications, 
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors

Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,

sarahbreen 2019

Sarah Breen

ISBS Vice President (Publications)



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Calling ALL Biomechanists!

National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition 

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline for video submission is 11:59 PM EST on April 4th. Upload your video in MP4 video format to Dropbox and create a shareable link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top 10 videos will be randomly tweeted individually between April 8th & 9th and all will be retweeted on the 10th April when National Biomechanics Day starts. Judging will be performed by a panel of five ISBS directors and winners will be announced at 5 PM EST on the 10th April.

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps


  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.

Newsletter Société de Biomécanique 1
15th January 2019

Dear colleagues of the Société de Biomécanique,

Happy new year to all ! The entire board of the Société de Biomécanique wish you an excellent year of 2019. We hope it will provide tremendous opportunity to create even more scientific connections between us.

  • Membership fee 2019. In 2019, the contribution at the Société de Biomécanique evolves. It is no longer related to your annual conference registration. To maintain your membership status, please visit the dedicated website to obtain more information and download the form here. Of course, every member will benefit for reduced fees at the annual congress of the Société de Biomécanique in Poitiers, France.
  • Twitter. Already 400 subscribers!!! Do not hesitate to create your professional account and get fast access to the latest news of the Société de Biomécanique: @SBiomecanique.
  • REMINDER : a young researcher on the board of directors. The board of directors of the Société de Biomécanique proposes to a young investigator to join us for a better representation of the younger generation. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter before January the 31th. More information is available here.
  • Partnership with ISBS. The governing council of the Société de Biomécanique is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS). It aims at promoting cross-scientific understanding and collaborations. The members of the Société de Biomécanique will be able to register at the annual ISBS conference with reduced fees and vice-versa. Next ISBS conference will be held in Oxford, Ohio, USA, from 21th to 25th of July 2019. The deadline for submission is February 1st, 2019 (
  • You shall apply! Furthermore, to facilitate student’s participation at the annual conference of the Société de Biomécanique, mobility grants are available. Please, find detailed information here. Lastly, do not forget, the research collaboration grant to develop new scientific topics with your academic partners.
  • Do not hesitate to provide any useful information at the Société de Biomécanique. Please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit steadily our website.
  • And especially, do not forget our annual conference in Poitiers, France from 28th to 30th of October. All the information are available on the dedicated website.

Partners of the Société de Biomécanique :




Dear Friends in the International Society of Biomechanics In Sports,

We are thrilled to announce the fourth National Biomechanics Day on April 10, 2019. With your participation NBD 2019 will introduce Biomechanics to an incredible number of high school students around the world. Please see the attached announcement about registering for NBD 2019 or please go directly HERE to register. Of course, you can hold your NBD event on any Spring or Summer day if April 10 does not work for you.

NBD has grown each year because of your enthusiastic participation. We now have the potential to revolutionize the impact of Biomechanics on society by showing our science in this synchronized, celebratory manner to thousands and thousands of young people. Please help us grow Biomechanics through our unique, worldwide and fun Biomechanics extravaganza. Through our unified outreach, we will make Biomechanics the 21st century’s Breakthrough Science.

Sincerely and with great enthusiasm,


PS for your enjoyment, please see these videos from NBD 2018 events at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab HERE and Rush University Medical Center HERE


Paul DeVita, Ph.D.
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory and 
Leroy T. Walker Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology
East Carolina University
Past-President, American Society of Biomechanics
Phone: 252 – 737 - 4563

National Biomechanics Day Website: Here

“Why National Biomechanics Day”: Here



The current ISBS Newsletter 34 (2), Autumn/Fall 2018, is now published.

pdfVolume 34, No.2 (Dec 2018)



In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS 2018 Post Conference Report,
  • ISBS 2018 Award and Grant Recipients,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme 2018 report,
  • Call for ISBS Research Grants 2019,
  • Student Voices from ISBS 2018,
  • Call for hosting future ISBS Conferences,
  • ISBS Featured Sponsor: Kistler,
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors


Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,


Sarah Breen

ISBS Vice President (Publications)