Since its founding in 1973, the ISB has grown to a membership of well over 1,000 people. The ISB promotes and supports international contacts amongst scientists, the dissemination of knowledge, and the activities of national organizations in the field of biomechanics. The ISB has a broad view of the science and application of biomechanics, believing that biomechanics has a major role in the study of all biological systems, from the level of the whole organism down to molecular size scales. Therefore, the Society’s membership includes scientists from a large variety of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, engineering, orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sports science, sports medicine, ergonomics, electrophysiological kinesiology and others.The Society provides for affiliate membership of national biomechanics organizations. The ISB is involved in many activities to promote biomechanics internationally. These activities include the organization of biennial ISB-international congresses, publication of congress proceedings, distribution of a quarterly newsletter (ISBNow) and sponsorship of scientific meetings related to biomechanics.