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.

Interest in special session at ISB?

Hi all,

The ISB meeting will be held in Capetown, South Africa, in July. Some representatives of the ISG will be attending and were wondering whether there would be interest in a special session. Therefore if you would consider the following questions we would be most grateful:

  1. Are you planning to attend the conference?
  2. Do you think it is a good idea to ask the organizers for a special session on shoulder and upper-extremity biomechanics?
  3. Do you think it is a good idea to organize at the conference a round-table about the "definition of standard protocols for movement analysis"?

Please reply to these questions by leaving a comment to this post or emailing Andrea Cutti (

ISG Presentations on upper limb motion analysis

DirkJan Veeger and Andrea Cutti gave a seminar on upper extremity motion analysis at the ESMAC conference in Turkey in September. You can view and download the presentations here. Andrea's slides are attached as pdf files, and DirkJan's slides can be viewed online here.

ISG Constitution Accepted

The ISG Constitution distributed after the Bologna meeting has been accepted by the members. The result was unanimous, albeit with a rather low turnout (12-0!). The document can be found here.

Call for bids to host next meeting

After this year's very successful meeting in Bologna, we are still looking for a site for the 2010 meeting of the ISG. We try to switch between continents, which implies that the 2010 meeting should preferably take place outside Europe, for instance somewhere in the Americas. There is a tentative offer from Minneapolis, but other offers are still welcome!

If you would like to host the 2010 ISG meeting, please let us know before October 1st. This can be done by sending an email to: which should include a brief description of your plan, such as place, time, and facilities.

Minutes of ISG General Meeting 2008

by Frans van der Helm.

Bologna, Italy. July 10-12.

About 30 attendants are present.

  1. Opening (17.24h)
  2. Minutes of last meeting (hand-out), also here
    1. Accepted without changes
  3. ISG constitution (hand-out)
    1. Explanation by DirkJan Veeger about the most important items. Constitution will be mailed for definite voting.
  4. Membership update (Ed Chadwick)
    1. Anybody registering at website is member
    2. Membership gone up from 150 (2 years ago) to 200 now.
  5. Data and software sharing via website (Ed)
    1. Any data or software is welcome.
    2. Also forum for discussion is available
    3. Some overlap with BIOMCH-L might occur
  6. Update current meeting
    1. Papers from present conference will be published by Springer.
    2. Limited number of papers, Andrea Cutti will make a selection.
  7. Data and location of next meeting
    1. No offers yet
    2. Next meeting is intended to be held in North America.
    3. Paula Ludewig suggests to consider Minnesota. No definitive offer yet.
    4. Meeting will be small (< 100 participants, no parallel sessions, informal get-together)
    5. Current meeting is 2.5 days, 2 days might be too short, suggestion by Cutti is to have a 3 day meeting. That will be considered.
  8. Elections needed in 2 years
    1. Dirkjan suggests that members do not have to do too much.
    2. Ed maintains the website, which is probably the largest effort
    3. Other members mainly participate in e-mail discussions
  9. No other questions asked.
  10. Meeting closed (17.44h)
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