Eadweard Muybridge - a Pioneer of Cinematography
The Muybridge award is the most prestigious bestowed by the Society. It’s given for career achievements in biomechanics. It is named after Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), who was the first to use cinematography for the study of human and animal movement.
Whilst at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he produced over 100,000 images of animals and humans in motion, capturing what the human eye could not distinguish as separate movements.
Muybridge travelled the world perfecting his art in the name of science – no mean feat considering he did this in the mid 1800s. He spent much of his later years giving public lectures showcasing his photography and early motion picture sequences.
It is therefore fitting that some 200 years later the 2017 recipient will be travelling to Brisbane to be presented with this very prestigious award and delivering the ISB2017 Muybridge Lecture.
And the Winner is
Professor Walter Herzog
Professor, Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
Canada Research Chair,
Tier I for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics
The University of Calgary
Dr. Herzog did his undergraduate training in Physical Education at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland (1979), completed his doctoral research in biomechanics at the University of Iowa (USA) in 1985, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neuroscience and Biomechanics in Calgary, Canada in 1987. Currently, Dr. Herzog is a Professor of Biomechanics with appointments in Kinesiology, Medicine, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine, holds the Canada Research Chair for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics, and is appointed the Killam Memorial Chair for Inter-Disciplinary Research at the University of Calgary. His research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics with emphasis on mechanisms of muscle contraction and the biomechanics of joints with focus on mechanisms of onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Dr. Herzog is the recipient of the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and is the past president of the International, American and Canadian Societies for Biomechanics and was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.
"It’s with great pleasure that I announce the recipient of the 2017 Muybridge Award, Professor Walter Herzog from the University of Calgary, Canada. Walter will be well known to many of you for his research into the neuromechanics of the musculoskeletal system. What makes Walter’s career especially distinctive is his ability to carry out unique experimental work at the molecular, cellular, in vitro, in vivo, animal and human levels. His work has resulted in close to 500 publications which have been cited more than 11,500 times. Walter will join a prestigious list of previous winners that include icons such as Professors Benno Nigg, Peter Huijing, Tetsuo Fukunaga, Paavo Komi, R McNeil Alexander and others. We are thrilled to announce that Walter has accepted the award and will be in Brisbane for the ISB2017 Congress to receive the award and give the associated keynote address."
Professor Andrew Cresswell, President, International Society of Biomechanics
This award is proudly sponsored by Vicon
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