International Society of Biomechanics
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This page provides access to standardization proposals by the ISB standardization committee, and the various subcommittees, with reactions from the biomechanics comminity.

The ISB standardization committee welcomes any comments regarding the content of these documents. Public comments are preferred, and should be posted to Biomch-L. Private comments should be sent to the chair of the ISB standardization committee, Dr. Ge Wu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at The University of Vermont. If the volume of discussion increases to a certain level, we will implement a system whereby you can post your comments directly on this web page.

All documents within one category are listed in chronological order. Documents are still being added.

Global coordinate systems

Whole body orientation

Joint coordinate systems (general)

Ankle joint

Hip joint



Elbow joint

Wrist joint and hand

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)