25 YEARS OF THE ISBS: A SILVER SALUTE TO SPORTS BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Dave Fortenbaugh
Keywords: archive, history, collaboration

Abstract

The purpose of this report was to assemble a preliminary database of the research that has been presented at ISBS conferences over the past 25 years. Data were compiled using available proceedings from previous years. Of interest were the volume of presentations, the distribution by continent, region, and nation, and the level of collaborative effort made by participating affiliates. A special focus was also placed on the last 5 conferences to demonstrate recent trends. With over 2,400 presentations, tremendous diversity has been seen so far, though it is recommended that concerted efforts be made to promote sports biomechanics in certain areas of the world, particularly South America, Africa, and Central and West Asia. Future research will determine the best way to facilitate their future contributions to ISBS.
Published
2007-12-12
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities