International Society of Biomechanics
Gold sponsor


The South African Society of Biomechanics (SASB) was officially formed in 2021 and is an affiliate society of ISB. The mission of SASB is to advance the field of biomechanics in South Africa by supporting high quality research and promoting the translation of research into practice by (i) providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge on biomechanical theory and application, (ii) supporting the training and education of student biomechanists, and (iii) facilitating networking between practitioners, researchers, institutions and industry.

To this end, the 1st Conference of the South African Society of Biomechanics will be held as a virtual conference on 28-29 October 2021. Attendees will hear from leading international experts about their journey to the frontiers of biomechanics and the foundations they had to build along the way. There will be two practical workshop sessions: one on musculoskeletal modelling simulations and the other on fundamental steps for processing and analysing biomechanical data. Oral presentation sessions will feature up-and-coming biomechanics researchers from South Africa and around the world. 

Registration for the conference is free and exclusive to SASB members. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in biomechanics, regardless of geographic location, who wishes to participate and contribute to achieving the mission of SASB. Further membership details are available on the SASB website: Follow the Society on Twitter (@Biomech_SA) for up-to-date news. 

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Contributed by Helen Bayne (South African representative)