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 2008 Promotional Leaflet

Here is the promotional leaflet for the 2008 International Shoulder Group Meeting, containing information on important dates, registration and publication. Please display it on your notice boards. The information is also available from the conference website at

Message from the organisers of ISG 2008

Dear friends,

We are pleased to inform you that a selection of the proceedings of the ISG 2008 will be published as full papers
in "Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing" (MBEC). In addition, among the papers selected for publication, two awards will be assigned to the:

a) Young investigator best fundamental research paper
b) Young investigator best applied research paper.

The two winners will receive a cheque of 500€ (sponsored by the University of Bologna) and will have their papers freely downloadable from the MBEC website by everyone (with the sponsorship of Springer). All first authors under the age of 32 will be eligible.

For further information about the deadline and terms of participation, visit

Lorenzo Chiari (University of Bologna)
Andrea Giovanni Cutti (Starter Lab - INAIL Prosthesis Centre)

Publication of ISG 2008 papers

A selection of the proceedings of the ISG 2008 conference will be published as full papers in Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.

Further information will be published on the conference website at by the end of August.

ISG 2008 Website online

The official website of the 2008 meeting of the International Shoulder Group is now online and can be found at

The meeting will stress the key-role of biomechanics (musculo-skeletal modelling, motion analysis, motor-control modelling, …) in answering open problems concerning the shoulder and the upper-limb in medicine, ergonomics, and sport. The meeting will take place in Bologna, Italy from 10 - 13 July 2008.

Note that important dates for the meeting are:

  • Deadline for abstracts: 14th January, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th February, 2008
  • Early registration: before 31st March, 2008

Upper Extremity Sessions at ISB

There will be two ISG sessions organised by DirkJan Veeger on upper extremity on the first morning (Monday, July 2nd) of the upcoming International Society of Biomechanics conference in Taiwan. The programs are as follows:

Upper Extremity 1: Models
Stuart P. Marsden Musculotendon wrapping: a novel approach
Edward Chadwick Dynamic arm simulator: a real-time model of the upper limb
Dimitra Blana Feedback control for a high level upper extremity neuroprosthesis
John Rasmussen Comparison of a musculoskeletal shoulder model with in-vivo joint forces
S. Martelli Scaling of a shoulder musculoskeletal model to individual subject data
Katherine Holzbaur Changes in brachioradialis muscle volume and length with spinal cord injury

Upper Extremity 2: Measurement and Control
Jurriaan H. de Groot ADL capability and compensatory motions for limited elbow angles
Frans Steenbrink Glenohumeral stability compensating muscle forces in cuff tears
Peter Westerhoff In vivo measurement of shoulder joint loads during activities of daily living
Pietro Garofalo Inter-joint coordination patterns of able-bodied subjects for the analysis of compensatory strategies in patients with shoulder impairments
Kamiar Aminian Quantifying dominant upper-limb movement in healthy and painful shoulders
Andreas Kontaxis Kinematics performance on activities of daily living after reverse shoulder joint replacement

In addition to this, there will be many other sessions on upper limb biomechanics of interest to ISG members. The full program can be found at the conference website:

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