3-D Analysis of Human Movement

Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics


The next meeting:

Fifteenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement

Salford, United Kingdom

July 3-6, 2018




3-D Group Logo Contents of this web site:

Objectives of the Group:
The International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Technical Group on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement provides a forum for the discussion of all issues relating to the measurement of human movement in three dimensions. This is achieved primarily through the organization of international symposia, typically every second year. In addition, the Group has sponsored the publication of special issues of the journal Human Movement Science.


History of the Group:
The Group primarily owes its existence to the efforts of Paul Allard and Jean-Pierre Blanchi, who organized the first symposium in Montréal in 1991, and helped with the organization of the symposia in Poitiers, Stockholm, and Grenoble. The formation of the group was also strongly supported by the late Herman Woltring. The International Society of Biomechanics recognized the organization as a Technical Group in 1995. The first organizational meeting was held in Grenoble on July 1, 1996.

In 2008, the group introduced the "Whitaker-Allard Innovation Award" in recognition of its two pioneers, Tom Whitaker and Paul Allard, for their contributions to the group and the world of biomechanics. The award was presented  to the best presentation of the symposium, and a new trend had started.


Constitution:

Biographies:


Officers: Past symposia:
1991 Montréal, Canada
1993 Poitiers, France
1994 Stockholm, Sweden
1996 Grenoble, France
1998 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
2000 Cape Town, South Africa
2002 Newcastle, England
2004 Tampa, Florida, USA
2006 Valenciennes, France
2008 Enschede, Netherlands
2010 San Francisco, California, USA
2012 Bologna, Italy
2014 Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 Taipei, Taiwan

Future symposia:
2018  Salford, UK
2020  TBA

1991 Symposium:
The "First International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Montréal, Canada; July 28 - August 1, 1991.
It was hosted by the Université de Montréal. The proceedings are no longer available.
Organizer:  Paul Allard

1993 Symposium:
The "Second International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Poitiers, France; June 30 - July 3, 1993.
It was hosted by the Université de Poitiers. The proceedings are no longer available.
Organizer:  Alain Junqua

1994 Symposium:
The "Third International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Stockholm, Sweden; July 4 - 8, 1994.
It was hosted by the Karolinska Institute. The proceedings are no longer available.
Organizer:  Arne Lundberg

1996 Symposium:
The "Fourth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Grenoble, France; June 30 - July 3, 1996.
It was hosted by the Université Joseph Fourier. The proceedings are no longer available.
Organizer:  Jean-Pierre Blanchi

1998 Symposium:
The "Fifth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; July 2 - 5, 1998.
It was hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Copies of the proceedings may be ordered from the organizer.
Organizer:  Michael Whittle

2000 Symposium:
The "Sixth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa; May 1 - 4, 2000.
It was hosted by the University of Cape Town.
Organizer:  Kit Vaughan

2002 Symposium:
The "Seventh International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Newcastle, England; July 10-12, 2002.
It was hosted by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Web Site:  www.ncl.ac.uk/crest/isb3d/
Organizer:  Garth Johnson

2004 Symposium:
The "Eighth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement" took place in Tampa, Florida, USA; March 31-April 2, 2004.
It was hosted by the University of South Florida.
Copies of the proceedings may be ordered from the organizer.
Web Site:  www.geocities.ws/gstylia/3D2004/
Organizer:  Georgios Stylianides

2006 Symposium:
The "Ninth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in Valenciennes, France; June 28-30, 2006.
It was hosted by LAMIH, and more precisely its Workgroup on Biomechanics.
Web Site:  www.univ-valenciennes.fr/congres/3D2006/
Organizer:  Franck Barbier

2008 Symposium:
The "Tenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in Santpoort-Amsterdam, Netherlands; October 28-31, 2008.
It was hosted by the 'FreeMotion research consortium', constituted of 9 Dutch research institutes and innovative companies, coordinated by Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede.
Theme:      "Fusion of Technology"
Web Site:  http://www.3DMA-08.org/
Organizer:  Chris Baten

2010 Symposium:
The "Eleventh International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in San Francisco, California, USA; July 14-16, 2010. 
It was hosted by San Francisco State University under Kate Hamel's assistance.
Theme:      "Virtual Vistas"
Web Site:  www.3dma-10.org/  (non-active)
Organizer: Anita Bagley

2012 Symposium:
The "Twelfth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in Bologna, Italy;; July 18-20, 2012. 
Theme:      "Technology & Treatment"
Web Site:  http://www.3dahm2012.com/  (non-active)
Organizer: Alberto Leardini

2014 Symposium:
The "Thirteenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in Lausanne, Switzerland;; July 14-17, 2014. 
Theme:      "Sport and Rehabilitation"
Web Site:  http://3dahm2014.epfl.ch/
Organizer: Kamiar Aminian

2016 Symposium:
The "Fourteenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement"  took place in Taipei, Taiwan;  July 18 - 21, 2016. 
Theme:      "Advances in Science, Technology and Application"
Web Site:  http://3dahm.oemal.tw/
Organizer: Tung-Wu Lu

2018 Symposium:
The "Fifteenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movementwill take place in Salford, UKJuly 3 - 6, 2018
Theme:      "Human Movement - Principles and Practice"
Web Site:  to be announced
Organizer: Sibylle Thies, Richard Baker

Links to related sites:


Books and CD's by members of the Group:
Three-dimensional analysis of human movement (1995) ISBN 0-87322-623-2
Edited by Paul Allard, Ian A.F. Stokes and Jean-Pierre Blanchi
Human Kinetics PO Box 5076, Champaign, Illinois 61825, USA

Three-dimensional analysis of human locomotion (1998) ISBN 0471969494
Edited by Paul Allard, Aurelio Capozzo, Arne Lundberg and Christopher Vaughan
John Wiley & Sons, Baffins Lane, Chichester PO19 1UD, United Kingdom

GaitCD (1999) ISBN 0 620 23561 6
Christopher L. Vaughan
Kiboho Publishers, P.O. Box 769, Howard Place, Western Cape 7450, South Africa

Gait analysis: an introduction (third edition) (2002) ISBN 0 7506 5262 4
Michael W. Whittle
Butterworth-Heinemann division of Harcourt International Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP, United Kingdom

Measuring Walking: A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis (2013) ISBN 978-1-908316-66-0
Richard Baker
Mac Keith Press, 6 Market Road, London, N7 9PW, UK. 

Special issues of Human Movement Science:
Three special issues of the scientific journal Human Movement Science have been devoted to the work of the 3-D Human Movement Analysis Group, as follows:
Human Movement Science, Volume 15, Issue 3, June 1996
Special issue on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement
Edited by J. Dimnet, A. Junqua and P. Allard
Table of contents

Human Movement Science, Volume 16, Issues 2-3, April 1997
3-D Analysis of Human Movement - II:
Edited by Michael W. Whittle and Jean-Pierre Blanchi
Table of contents

Human Movement Science, Volume 18, Issue 5, December 1999
3-D Analysis of Human Movement - III
Edited by Carolyn Small and Michael Whittle
Table of contents

Contact for further information:
Georgios A. Stylianides, Ph.D.
http://geocities.ws/gstylia
For suggestions and comments regarding this web site, please contact Georgios Stylianides