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BOSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center is packed with attendees to the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) now underway in Boston, MA. This is the largest biomechanics conference ever held, with over 4000 participants from 58 countries converged to discuss the latest advances in biomechanics measurement, modeling, and medical devices.
The World Congress of Biomechanics is an international meeting held once every four years. Rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas, the meeting was last held in Singapore in 2010. Attendance this year is double from the previous WCB - and the first in the United States in over two decades.
The event attracts researchers from various disciplines including bioengineering, biology, biophysics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties. Applications range from basic biomechanics and biology to medical devices and the latest technologies.
"This 7th WCB demonstrates that the field of biomechanics is thriving and growing rapidly," said conference co-chair Prof. Roger Kamm of MIT. "The range of talks, posters, and exhibits by scientists, engineers and clinicians illustrates that biomechanics spans from molecules to cells to artificial knees to the locomotion of birds and humans -- and a large variety of topics in between."
The World Council of Biomechanics was established in 1990 by Y.C. Fung and colleagues, with its primary goal to bring together the diverse and dispersed community of researchers in biomechanics every four years. "The World Congress provides an important opportunity for both new and established researchers in the many disciplines that study or use biomechanics to share their work across those boundaries," said Council President, Prof. Geert Schmid-Schoenbein of UC San Diego.
The 7th WCB runs through Friday, July 11, 2014, and includes more than 2000 oral presentations and an additional 2200 poster presentations of cutting edge findings on molecular, cell, tissue, and body system mechanics. Premier sponsors of this Boston-located event include Bose, a Framingham, MA-based company well-known for audio innovation that also designs key biomechanics testing equipment, and AMTI, a Watertown, MA-based manufacturer of industry standards in force measurement.
The 8th WCB will be held in 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
WCB is organized by the World Council on Biomechanics with help from the American Society of Biomechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics, Canadian Society for Biomechanics, European Society of Biomechanics, German Society of Biomechanics, Global Enterprise for MicroMechanics and Molecular Medicine, International Society of Biomechanics, US National Committee on Biomechanics and World Council of Biomechanics. To learn more about the event, visit www.wcb2014.com.
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