The Société de Biomécanique in brief
The Société de Biomécanique is a French speaking learned society created in 1976. Its purpose is to encourage and promote research in all areas of biomechanics. Its role is, notably, to foster close cooperation between researchers, encourage the dissemination of knowledge, and promote the development of the discipline. Members of the Société de Biomécanique do their research in various countries (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Tunisia, Canada, Japan) and take part in the study of living biological systems. Their scientific activities are at the interface of physics, biology, mechanics, physiology, neurophysiology, medicine, engineering, robotics, or imaging. Research is both multi-scale and multi-physical from cell, tissue, joints, bone and fluid mechanics to movement analysis and simulation as well as biorobotics. Studies are carried out using both in vivo, in vitro and in silico models. The work addresses important societal challenges in the fields of health, physical and sporting activities, transport, ergonomics and industrial production to name a few.
The Société de Biomécanique organizes scientific events (annual congress in October/November, co-organization of scientific sessions during international conferences, support of scientific colloquium, …) and participates in public events promoting biomechanics (National Biomechanics Day, …). It created specific grants to promote excellence in research and support collaborative scientific projects.
More information can be found on the French version of the website.