International Society of Biomechanics
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Funding Opportunities for EDC Researchers

Grand Challenges Canada and the Schlumberger Foundation are dedicated to funding researchers from developing and emerging countries.

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the Faculty for the Future Fellowships. A Call for Applications can be downloaded from their website.

Grand Challenges Canada's Stars in Global Health program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop ideas to improve global health. The application consists of a 2-page concept and 2-minute video. More information about this Call for Proposals can be found on their website.

Opportunities for Students

ISB has established several student grant initiatives, which are available to assist ISB student members. Why not apply to one of these schemes to travel to or from an ISB-EDC Project for collaborative research experiences? Students from other institutions who are interested in visiting an ISB-EDC Institution should contact the appropriate Project Champion or the EDC Projects Officer.

student mentoring program has been established by the ISB to assist students in all areas of biomechanics. ISB members - both students and researchers who are interested in becoming mentors - are encouraged to become involved!

Opportunities for Clinicians/Researchers

Several opportunities have been identified for international researchers and clinicians to travel to ISB-EDC Institutions. Please refer to the individual project pages to find out what opportunities are available for collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (www.queensu.ca) has been established as a Biomechanics Training Centre for clinicians, students, and academic researchers who are interested in skills training and potential research collaborations. To learn more about the research that is being undertaken by the Biomechanics researchers at Queen's and how you can take advantage of this opportunity, click here.

Got a Project? Seeking ISB Support?

The International Society of Biomechanics is interested in supporting biomechanics-related EDC projects and institutions that may not currently have the resources to accomplish their goals. ISB contributions may take the form of communication and links between collaborators, donation of equipment, teaching and training, or financial support that would supplement matching project funds. Examples of initiatives that have already been supported by the ISB include

  • Free workshops taught by ISB sponsored speakers in Brazil and Venezuela;
  • Shipment of book donations to EDC biomechanics labs;
  • Equipment transportation and installation together with training of local staff at biomechanics labs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Venezuela;
  • Travel of academic researchers from EDC regions to North America for further training and research collaboration.

We welcome any proposal that will promote research, education, and the provision of healthcare in the field of biomechanics in economically developing countries.

In an endeavor to ensure project sustainability, we request all participants to complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) before seeking ISB support, which can be downloaded here (ISB_EDC_MoU_Apr2012.pdf or ISB_EDC_MoU_Apr2012.doc). For more information, please contact the EDC Project Officer.

EDC Biomechanics Book Donation Program

Is your EDC institution's library in need of biomechanics-related books or journals? 
Do you know of biomechanics books or journals that need a new home?

The ISB would like to match publications provided by ISB members with academic institutions in EDC regions through the EDC Biomechanics Book Donation Program. Please contact the EDC Project Officer for more information.

Donations & Support

Donations and support for these projects were received from the organizations listed below. ISB greatly appreciates this generous support:

 

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (www.queensu.ca) has been established as a Biomechanics Training Centre for clinicians, students, and academic researchers who are interested in skills training and potential research collaborations.

Researcher Biographies

Dr. Kevin Deluzio

Dr. Deluzio's research involves the study of human locomotion to investigate the biomechanical factors of musculskeletal diseases such as knee osteoarthritis. He is interested in the design and evaluation of non-invasive therapies as well as surgical treatments such as total knee replacement. Dr. Deluzio’s work in quantitative human motion analysis combined with pattern recognition techniques provides the means for objective and sensitive measurement of joint function.

Kevin J. Deluzio, PhD
Assoc. Prof.
Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Eng.
Queen's University
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Dr. Qingguo Li

Dr. Li's research focuses on the development of bio-mechatronic  systems for gait rehabilitation and mobility assistance  applications.  His research activities are in the following three areas:  (1) energy efficient lower-limb wearable robotic devices for  mobility assistance, (2) biomechanical energy harvesting, and (3)  ambulatory systems for gait analysis and active surveillance. He is willing to work with researchers from economically developing  countries (e.g. China) to strengthen their research capacities in the field of biomechanics.

Qingguo Li, PhD
Assist. Prof.
Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Eng.
Queen's University
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Professor Tim Bryant

Please return soon for more information on Professor Bryant’s research, including the Niagara Foot project.

Tim Bryant
Professor
Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Eng.
Queen's University
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Professor Geneviève Dumas

More information on Professor Dumas’ research can be found on the EDC Projects page under ‘INJEPS-UAC, Bénin.’

Geneviève A. Dumas, P.Eng.
Professor
Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Eng.
Queen's University
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Current EDC Committee: 2013-2015

ISB MemberRoleContact
Felipe Carpes Developing Countries Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrea Hemmerich EDC Project Officer; TATCOT Project Champion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Genevieve Dumas INJEPS-UAC Project Champion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kenneth Chelule Moi Teaching and Referral University Hospital Project Champion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ediuska Laurens USB Project Champion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Li Li ULA Biomechanics Gait Lab Project Champion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rajani Mullerpatan MGMIHS Project Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past EDC Committee: 2011-2013

Following the ISB2011 Congress, an EDC Committee was created to support the Project Officer, Andrea Hemmerich, on EDC initiatives. Members of the committee were asked to take on a primarily advisory role, but have also contributed to specific tasks. Committee meetings are held approximately once every three months to discuss current issues. EDC Committee members are listed below.

ISB MemberRole
Felipe Carpes Committee Chair, Developing Countries Officer
Bart Koopman Committee Overseer, Affiliated Societies
Walter Herzog Committee Member
Andrea Hemmerich Committee Member
Veronique Feipel Committee Member
Marco Vaz Committee Member
Andrew Cresswell Committee Member, ISB President
John Challis Committee Member, ISB Past President
Joe Hamill Committee Member, ISB President-Elect