Boom: Biomechanics On Our Minds



Podcast by International Society of Biomechanics


  • Student Voices Episode 12: Biomechanics in Major League Baseball

    15/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    Learn about baseball biomechanics with three biomechanists in Major League Baseball. Bryson Nakamura is with the Milwaukee Brewers, Ben Hansen is with the Chicago White Sox's, and Ethan Stewart is with the Baltimore Orioles. This episode is hosted by ISB Student Representative, Megan Stewart. Follow the American Society of Biomechanics on Twitter: @Biomec_Baseball Follow BOOM on Twitter: @BiomechanicsOOM

  • Bonus Episode : Remote Teaching | Biomechanics Without Boarders

    08/10/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    Want to learn about remote #teaching in #biomechanics while on the run? A past webinar co-hosted by the Brazilian and South African Biomechanics Societies is now available. Webinar | Biomechanics without borders: Teaching biomechanics in Brazil and South Africa Programação: Palestra Dr Sarah Breen, Northern Michigan University, "Active learning in online classes: getting in sync with your students" Mesa redonda Dr Andrew Green, University of Johannesburg, "Qualitative movement analysis using mobile devices" Dr. Andre Gustavo de Andrade, Universidade Federal de Minhas Gerais, "Kinematics analysis: do it by yourself" Dr Mark Kramer, North West University, "Using open-source software for quantitative kinematic analysis" Dr. Felipe P Carpes, Universidade Federal do Pampa, "Adding asynchronous activities to the remote learning" Check it out on YouTube here:

  • Episode 34: Run Signature and Research in Industry | Matt Trudeau

    01/10/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Get ready for an awesome conversation with Dr. Matt Trudeau, who is Sr. Manager of Future Concepts at Brooks Running and a respected leader in the fields of biomechanics and ergonomics! He is also the industry representative of the Footwear Biomechanics Group of the International Society of Biomechanics. We cover the future of running research including habitual motion and Run Signature from Brooks Running. You won't want to miss his insights about effective collaborations between industry and academia!

  • Episode 33: Live from ASB with the President | Michelle Sabick

    24/09/2020 Duración: 55min

    In our very first live episode, we talk with Professor Michelle Sabick during the 2020 Congress of the American Society of Biomechanics. We talk about her path to and responsibilities as the Dean of the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, at Saint Louis University and the President of the American Society of Biomechanics. We also discuss the transformation of engineering education and how we can continue to improve this in the future.

  • Episode 32: Let the Bands Play |Tom Cutler

    02/09/2020 Duración: 59min

    In this episode, we talk with prosthetist Tom Cutler (Limb.itless LLC) and discuss the importance of understanding and using different mechanical systems in biomechanics to improve quality of life for people with prosthetics. We also discuss Tom’s career, and the importance of being open to different paths, as he says "being a rudder to navigate your boat" through your own journey. We end with one of our favorite topics, failure, and Tom talks about the importance of being wrong.

  • Student Voices Episode 11: Injury Biomechanics I Loay Al-Salehi & Emily Bliven

    27/07/2020 Duración: 59min

    This Student Voices episode is hosted by Loay Al-Salehi and Emily Bliven, PhD students in the Orthopaedic Injury Biomechanics Lab at the University of British Columbia. This episode includes an interview with three researchers in the field of injury biomechanics: Dr. Pierre Guy, Dr. Peter Cripton, and Dr. Gunter Siegmund. In this interview, Loay and Emily introduce injury biomechanics as a topic and navigate the interdisciplinary aspects of working in such a field. Dr. Guy is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon who researches hip fracture injury biomechanics with Dr. Cripton, a mechanical engineering professor and researcher. Dr. Siegmund is a lead engineer at MEA Forensic and collaborates with Dr Cripton in studying automotive and neck-related injury biomechanics. The three discuss how the fields of medicine, forensics, engineering, and teaching all come into play as necessary and collaborative components of injury biomechanics research. Topics range from personal pathways to current careers, the use of human sur

  • Episode 31: Born To Run Pt 3 | Dan Lieberman

    22/07/2020 Duración: 53min

    In this episode, we have a fun conversation with Professor Dan Lieberman, a paleoanthropologist at Harvard University. We talk running biomechanics, evolution, and mischaracterizations of the Tarahumara culture. _______ Bits of BOOM: - Running in Tarahumara (Rarámuri) Culture: - Grazing hell: - The Joy of Movement, Kelly McGonigal

  • Episode 30: 心の中で?- Who Are You In Your Heart? | Carolyn Bertozzi and Riley Suhar

    12/06/2020 Duración: 01h25min

    Let's celebrate pride together! Join our conversation with Professor Carolyn Bertozzi and Ph.D. Student Riley Suhar, two amazing scientists that share their stories on being LQBTQ+. Whether you are a teacher, student, LQBTQ+, or an ally, we hope these stories will inspire you to join the movement in making science, and the world, more inclusive. Carolyn Bertozzi - Twitter: @CarolynBertozzi, Email: Riley Suhar - Twitter and Instagram: @RileyWillRain

  • Student Voices Episode 10: The Thesis Process | Nicholas Miller

    21/05/2020 Duración: 32min

    This Student Voices episode is hosted by Nicholas Miller, a first-year graduate student at Marshall University, and includes an interview on the thesis process with Dr. Robert Lynall, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. As a first-year master’s student, Nicholas addresses common concerns faced when working on a thesis process. Nicholas and Dr. Lynall discuss recruiting thesis committee members, critical steps in the thesis process, funding, ways to manage time as a graduate student, defending your thesis, and common pitfalls associated with a thesis project. Throughout the interview, Dr. Lynall imparts advice to current or prospective master’s students on how to be successful throughout the thesis process. Nicholas Miller is an M.S. student in the Biomechanics program at Marshall University, and Dr. Robert Lynall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology of the University of Georgia, as well as the co-director of the UGA Concussion Laboratory and

  • Episode 29: Perspectives from an NIH Program Director | Sahana Kukke

    14/05/2020 Duración: 57min

    Our guest on this episode is Sahana Kukke, who is the Program Director of Neural Engineering and works at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health. She talks about how her career trajectory in biomechanics and academia led her to her current role at the NIH. She also shares perspectives and advice on making important connections that can help shape your path! ----- Bit of BOOM: Let’s take the dog for a gait… Niamh Gill, Crystal Kean, Matthew G.King Gait & Posture Volume 79, June 2020, Pages 1-2

  • Student Voices Episode 9: The Biomechanist

    27/04/2020 Duración: 33min

    What is this awesome new biomechanics blog? How can I learn more about it? In a new student voices episode, we talk to the students behind the Biomechanist (Jasper Johns, Jonas Ebbecke, Lasse Hansen, and Matthias Thelen) to answer these questions and more about this new initiative! Find this blog at Follow the Biomechanist on Twitter at @Biomechanist_

  • Student Voices 8: Graduate School

    20/04/2020 Duración: 53min

    This Student Voices episode includes interviews from graduate students and faculty from the Center for Human Machine Systems at Cleveland State University. As current graduate students we answered some of the most frequently asked questions by incoming graduate students about choosing the right advisor, how to balance coursework and research, and how to transition from an undergraduate student to a professional graduate colleague. We also discuss some of the milestones that come later in a graduate program – candidacy and writing a dissertation. You’ll also hear from faculty advisors on what they look for in a graduate student, what to expect from an advisor, what an advisor will expect from you, and more. This episode is hosted by PhD student Brittany Sommers and includes interviews with Phd students Derek Wolf, William Zaylor, Jack Schultz, Cameron LaMack; masters student Dana Lorenz; and faculty advisors Dr. Eric Schearer and Dr. Antonie van den Bogert.

  • Bonus Episode: BOOM in Quarantine

    15/04/2020 Duración: 19min

    While staying at home we compiled a short bonus episode about the biomechanics community's initiatives during COVID-19 and share our own experiences in quarantine.

  • Student Voices Episode 7: Navigating Interdisciplinary Work | Lisa MacFadden

    13/04/2020 Duración: 37min

    Lisa MacFadden, director of the Sanford Sports Science Institute, shares her insights on navigating interdisciplinary work. This includes having respect for other areas and a willingness to learn from each other and learning to communicate with people from different fields. We also learn the important difference between statistical significance and clinical or sports performance significance.

  • Episode 28: Chimps and Modelling and Peer Review, Oh my! | Brian Umberger

    08/04/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    In this episode, Brian Umberger, professor of Movement Science and director of the Locomotion Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, joins us to talk about using experiments and modeling together, peer review, and being the president of the American Society of Biomechanics. We also celebrate National Biomechanics Day during our Bit of BOOM and share our Zoom fails.

  • Episode 27: These Women were Made for Walking | Cara Wall-Scheffler

    08/03/2020 Duración: 54min

    On this episode, we talk with Professor Cara Wall-Scheffler who is a professor of biology at Seattle Pacific University. Her work spans sexual dimorphism (where two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs). She talks about how men and women differ with regard to their metabolic cost and walking speed relation. We also talk about faith in science, leading to a discussion of the importance of understanding a variety of perspectives in science, particularly in teaching. She said it best with, “In order to learn you have to feel that your professor cares about you.”

  • Bonus Episode: National Biomechanics Day 2020

    25/02/2020 Duración: 18min

    BOOM is happy to support National Biomechanics Day! During NBD, we introduce biomechanics to young people around the world. NBD introduced Biomechanics to over 29,000 highschool students between 2016 to 2019. Let’s add to that total IN A BIG WAY in 2020! In this episode, we talk to the founder of National Biomechanics Day, Paul Devita, to learn what NBD 2020 has in store for us and how to get involved! Join the movement to make Biomechanics the Breakthrough Science of the 21st Century! Learn more and register here:

  • Student Voices Episode 6: iFAB 2020

    19/02/2020 Duración: 29min

    At the University of Sao Paulo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ricky Watari, has a fun conversation with Professor Isabel Sacco about the upcoming International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) Meeting. The meeting this year takes place in São Paulo, Brazil on April 5-8. Learn more about the beginning of iFAB, this year's amazing program, and all the benefits for students attending! Follow i-FAB on Social Media: instagram: @ifab2020 facebook: ifab2020 twitter: @sbbiomech #fabman #ifab2020

  • Episode 26: Good Research and Internationalization | Toni Arndt

    12/02/2020 Duración: 52min

    In this episode, we have the pleasure of talking with the International Society of Biomechanics President, Toni Arndt. He shares the latest initiatives for internationalizing biomechanics and his 5 I's of a good researcher.

  • Student Voices Episode 5: Different paths to Biomechanics

    27/01/2020 Duración: 35min

    In this episode, Priyanka Aggarwal, a physical therapist with a Masters in Musculoskeletal disorders, learns how her background as a Physical therapist, as well as other areas, can transfer into the space of Biomechanics. To help answer that question, and many others, she speaks with Professor Rajiv Ranganathan, Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University, and Fraje Watson, Ph.D. student at UCL, London.

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