The ISG is a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics, and aims to enhance shoulder research by creating a platform for discussion and the exchange of information, software and data.

ISG Seminar at the 2015 ESMAC Conference

At the ESMAC conference in Heidelberg, Andrea Cutti and Stefan van Drongelen organized a Seminar on "Measuring upper extremity movement in clinics and sport: theory and practice".
The seminar was attended by 10 researchers mainly spezialized in gait analysis. The presentation, as well as the demonstration of available hardware and software, including inertial and magnetic ambulatory systems was received well.
We hope to see the attendees at the ISG Meeting in Winterthur next year.

ISG at the 2015 ISB Congress

The ISG participated successfully in the recent International Society of Biomechanics Congress in Glasgow, UK. 
The main ISG event was the one-hour Special Session that focused on using inertial sensors for measuring upper-limb kinematics. This session was very well attended, and led to the discussion of a new ISB-ISG standard for upper-limb kinematic measurements. The discussion will be open to all ISG members, and we'll be sending out more information on that soon. Look out for it on the ISB website, via our twitter account and biomch-l. Our plan is to have a proposal ready for final discussion and submission by the ISG conference in July 2016. 

Our members chaired and presented on three other ISB sessions: Upper Limb 1 and 2, and Upper Body: Shoulder. The organizer of the next ISG conference, Dr Daniel Baumgartner, took the opportunity to hand out flyers with information on the meeting, which will take place in July 14 - 16, 2016 in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The flyer can also be found here.
We hope that the variety of topics presented during the ISB upper limb sessions has sparked new interest in shoulder biomechanics. If you are not an ISG member, consider joining us!

Election of new ISG Board

Dear all,
Following an election process carried out by out-going board member John Borstad, I am delighted to announce that five nominations to the board were received and all were elected unopposed. The new ISG Board thus comprises:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members and wish them all success in running the ISG. I am sure we will see exciting new developments in the coming months, and I look forward to the ISG Special Session at ISB Glasgow next summer!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the out-going members, John Borstad, Cathy Holt and Andy Karduna for their efforts over the last few years. Andrea Cutti is a continuing member but no less deserving of thanks :-).
Best wishes,
Ed Chadwick, Former ISG Chair.

ISG 2016 in Winterthur, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that the next conference of the International Shoulder Group will take place in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The meeting will take place from July 14 - 16, 2016, and will be organised by Dr Daniel Baumgartner from the School of Engineering. Further details will be announced here in due course.

Call for bids to host next ISG meeting

We would like to invite proposals to host the next conference of the International Shoulder Group, which should take place in 2016. The last meeting took place in Waterloo, Ontario, so the next one would ideally be outside North America.
If you are interested in hosting the conference, please submit a one-page (maximum) proposal. This should include the proposed date and location, taking into account other related meetings around the same time, some details of the venue and facilities for hosting a meeting of up to ~100 people, accommodation and travel options, and a commitment to offer reduced registration rates to ISB members and students.
Please submit bids to by November 10, 2014 and we will inform you of the decision by the end of November.

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