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Muybridge Award

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The Muybridge award is the most prestigious award of the Society. It is awarded for career achievements in biomechanics. The award is named after Eadward Muybridge (1830-1904), who was the first to use cinematography for the study of human and animal movement.


Irene Davis (USA)

Born to Move: Embracing our Evolutionary Legacy


Scott Delp (USA)

 How Muybridge predicted the future of biomechanics and what the 21st century holds 


Ralph Müller (Switzerland)

From mechanics to mechanomics: a journey through bone
2017 Walter Herzog (Canada)

Kai-Nan An (USA)

Biomechanics of Upper Extremities
2013 Benno Nigg (Canada)

From Biomechanik to Biomechanics to Biomechanigg

2011 Roger Enoka (USA)

Muscle fatigue – from motor units to clinical symptoms.

2009 Mimi Koehl (USA) Effects of ambient wind or water flow on locomotion. See the lecture here.
2007 Peter Huijing (Netherlands) Epimuscular myofascial force transmission: a historical review and implications for new research.
2005 Rik Huiskes (Netherlands) Bone: The Engineer's Ultimate Dream Material
2003 Tetsuo Fukunaga (Japan) Effects of elastic properties of muscle-tendon complex on sports performances.
2001 David Winter (Canada) Gait and balance - from the micro to the macro.
1999 Paavo Komi (Finland) Stretch-shortening cycle: a powerful model to study normal and fatigued muscle. J Biomech 33:1197-1206, 2000
1997 John Paul (UK) Strength requirements for internal and external prostheses. J Biomech 32:381-393, 1999
1995 Savio L-Y. Woo (USA) Biomechanics of knee ligament healing, repair and reconstruction. J Biomech 30:431-439, 1997
1993 Malcolm H. Pope (USA) Spinal biomechanics (not published)
1991 R. McNeil Alexander (UK) Optimization of structure and movement of the legs of animals. J Biomech 26 Suppl 1:1-6, 1993
1989 Gunnar Andersson (USA) Spine biomechanics (not published)
1987 Peter R. Cavanagh (USA) Studies in the biomechanics of distance running and plantar pressure distribution. Biomechanics XI-A (Eds: G. de Groot, A.P. Hollander, P.A. Huijing, G.J. van Ingen Schenau), pp. 3-14, Amsterdam, 1988.