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.

Abstract deadline for ISG 2014 conference is Feb 14

Just a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the ISG conference in Waterloo this July is 14 February. Further details about the conference can be found at the conference website:

postdoc position available in baseball pitching

Maximum employment Maximum of 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
Duration of contract 3 years
Salary scale €2861 to €3755 per month gross

on full time basis
Job description
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering is seeking a post-doc for 0.8 fte and three years, on musculoskeletal modeling of the fastball pitch in baseball, which is part of a larger project entitled “Throwing Better” on the improvement of pitching technique, training methods and prevention of overuse injuries.
The “Throwing Better” program is funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation ST, and is a joint project of Delft University of Technology, VU University Amsterdam, the KNBSB  (Dutch Baseball and Softball Union), and several companies. The program consists of three parts: injury prevention, development of new training techniques and development of a feedback system for the load on the shoulder when pitching. The postdoc will be responsible for the latter. This implies the implementation of the Dutch Shoulder and Elbow Model in a full-body musculoskeletal (visualization) software package (Human Body Model), acceleration of data visualization and model verification. In addition the postdoc will co-coach a PhD-student, junior researcher and MSc students working within the program.
You will bring in your expertise on musculoskeletal modeling, preferably on the upper extremity, and will work in a multidisciplinary team divided over TU Delft, the VU University Amsterdam and MOTEK-Medical in Amsterdam. Your main objective will be to integrate HBM and DSEM and to work on the pipeline from kinematic input to near real-time visualization of muscle forces in pitching.
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The 3ME Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 
Biomechanical Engineering is an education and research department at the Delft University of Technology, located in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE). The Department of Biomechanical Engineering coordinates education and research activities in the field of mechanical engineering techniques, such as modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems
·       Experience with musculoskeletal modeling, preferably on the shoulder;
·       Extensive programming skills (e.g. Matlab or C++),
·       PhD in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, Human Movement Science or other related fields.
·       English level C1 or higher.
Conditions of employment
We offer a challenging postdoc position for three years. TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible workweek, free high-speed Internet access from and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. H.E.J. Veeger, e-mail:

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by February 15, 2014 to M.J.B. Kole,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy Postdoc Pitching/BMechE

ISG forum on Biomch-L website

A new forum has been created on the Biomch-L website dedicated to the International Shoulder Group. Please use that resource for any shoulder biomechanics related discussions in future. The new forums can be found here:
This website will remain the home of ISG, and we will continue to post annoucements here and to host datasets and software. The existing discussions will continue to be available here for reference.
We hope that integration of the ISG forum with the primary discussion forum for biomechanics will increase the opportunies for fruitful discussion and interaction.

ISG special session at ISB Natal

We are pleased to announce a special session for the ISG to be held at the ISB meeting in Natal next week. It promises to be an excellent session, with a range of interesting presentations relating to glenohumeral joint function and stability. We hope to see you there on Tuesday the 6th of August at 14:15.
For further information, see the official ISB website:

Announcement of venue for ISG 2014

We are pleased to be able to announce that the 2014 Conference of the International Shoulder Group will take place at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The dates of the meeting will be 13 - 15 July, shortly after the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston.
Further details will be announced in due course.

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