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1. Greeting from the new president of 3DAHM Technical Group.

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce to the friends and colleagues of ISB Group around the world that I, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi of AIST Japan, have recently taken over the presidential position of 3DAHM Technical Group from Professor Li-Shan Chou of Iowa State University.

Professor Chou will keep working as the Chair of next 3DAHM Symposium, which is re-scheduled to May of 2021. Simultaneously, I will be the president of this group until the summer of 2022. This is a special case under the current situation, and was approved recently by the 3DAHM executive committee.

Our research field is now facing very difficult situation. I, therefore, promise you that I will do my best as the president of this group to promote the research. Let' s work together to revive the research activities!

Sincerely yours,

Yoshiyuki Kobayashi

Human Augmentation Research Center,

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

2. Call for Papers – the 16th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM 2021)

The XVI International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM 2021) will be held virtually from May 24-28, 2021.

We are accepting abstract submissions for presentations.

For the Abstract, between two to four pages are allowed for submission, four being the accepted maximum length. Please submit your abstract as a pdf file and identify your submission file by your family name_first name_institution name (e.g., chou_lishan_ISU). If there are multiple submissions from the same author, please add the abstract number to the file name (e.g., chou_lishan_ISU_1).

Please view and download the Abstract Template for abstract submissions. Please use the downloadable word document to help format your abstract submission.

If your abstracts have been previously accepted for presentations (podium or poster) in the originally planned symposium in July 2020, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with one of the following options: 1) I would like to keep the same abstract for the May 2021 virtual symposium, 2) I would like to replace my original submission with an updated abstract for the May 2021 virtual symposium (please attach your updated abstract), or 3) I will not able to attend the May 2021 virtual symposium and would like to withdraw my submitted abstract. Please be sure to include the title and authors of your submitted abstract for our reference. 

If you have any other questions, please submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abstract Author must register for the event by February 28, 2021.

Important Dates:
December 8, 2020 – January 29, 2021 Abstract Submission
February 1, 2021 Abstract Selection Process Begins

3. General guidance for the safe return to the lab.

Executive committee of 3DAHM is now preparing a general guidance document that aims to facilitate a safe return to the lab, and also another documents that specifically address airborne transmission of Covid. This include the list of links to the Sanitization-Guidance / Recommendations of major experimental tools, such as mocap system. We will share these documents soon.

4. Call for Proposals to Host the 18th International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement

Biennial Symposium of the 3D-AHM Group, International Society of Biomechanics

The 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) Group is a Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), and has a special interest in the three- dimensional biomechanical analysis of human movement. The biennial symposium is the major event of the group, which attracts generally around 150 delegates to present research results and discuss issues related to the measurement and analysis of human movement in three dimensions as well as relevant applications. The symposium is typically held over a three-day period in the summer.  The program consists of invited lectures, podium sessions and poster sessions. The industry is also offered the exceptional opportunity to address the general assembly, rather than the typical commercial exhibits.

The 17th International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement will take place on the Kanamachi campus of Tokyo University of Science in Tokyo, Japan in July 2022. The host of the Symposium is Dr. Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, President of the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement Group. More information about the group and symposia can be found at

We would like to invite proposals to host the 18th International Symposium in 2024. A one-page proposal identifying the host of the meeting and describing the affiliated institution and the facilities available for the meeting is requested. Additional information about the organizing committee and potential topics for the meeting is welcome but not essential. Also, tourist information about the region is useful since the meeting may coincide with summer holidays. The selection will be based also on the record of research in the area of human movement analysis from the hosting group, and on previous commitments with the 3D-AHM Group. The selected host will serve on the Executive Board as President-Elect.


PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS ELECTRONICALLY TO Yoshi Kobayashi at - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also address questions about this Call for Proposals to Georgios Stylianides at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If you have any question about these contents, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Yoshi Kobayashi