Biomechanics: Principles and Applications

Selected Proceedings of the 3rd General Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 21–23 January 1982

  • Rik Huiskes
  • Dick H. van Campen
  • Joost R. de Wijn

Part of the Developments in Biomechanics book series (DEBI, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. ‘Keynote’ Articles

  3. Muscelo-Skeletal Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. R. P. Wells, D. A. Winter, S. Onyshko
      Pages 129-134
    3. A. Cappozzo, F. Gazzani
      Pages 141-148
    4. M. H. Vincken, C. C. A. M. Gielen, J. J. Denier van de Gon, B. M. ter Haar Romeny
      Pages 149-154
    5. A. L. Hof, B. A. Geelen, J. W. van den Berg
      Pages 155-160
    6. H. A. C. Jacob, A. H. Huggler, B. Rüttimann
      Pages 161-167
    7. M. Hubbard, J. C. Trinkle
      Pages 169-174
  4. Biomechanics of Joints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. A. de Lange, R. van Dijk, R. Huiskes, G. Selvik, Th. J. G. van Rens
      Pages 177-184

About this book


Biomechanics as a scientific activity is not new. Already involved (or so it is said) in its practice were Aristotle (384-327 BC) and Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Recently, however, it has become fashionable as a separate field, as witnessed by the existence of a Journal of Biomechanics (1968), an Interna­ tional (1973), a European (1976) and an American (1977) Society of Biomechanics, and an amount of (usually recently erected) Biomechanics Laboratories at Uni­ versities or other institutions throughout the world. If one or~anises a Con­ ference on Biomechanics, a relatively large number of scientists leave their cubicles or workshops to visit the place of worship. It becomes quickly evident, however, that such a forum for scientific communication is far from being homo­ geneous. All are not of the same believe, and the variety in professional inte­ rests almost parallels the number of attendants. "Biomechanics, the science of applying methods and principles of Mechanics to biological tissues and medical problems" is a definition which, in one form or another, has found wide acceptance among biomecanicians. Nevertheless, Bio­ mechanics is interwoven and thus often confused with other scientific endeavors. It is colored differently by its many fields of application (e. g. Orthopaedic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Dentistry, Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine, Injury Prevention, Sports and others), and the backgrounds of its disciplina­ ries. It partly overlaps sciences as Biomaterials, Medical Physics and Biophy­ sics, Physiology, and Functional Anatomy.



Editors and affiliations

  • Rik Huiskes
    • 1
  • Dick H. van Campen
    • 2
  • Joost R. de Wijn
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringTwente University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of DentistryUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7680-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7678-8
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