The purpose of ESMAC (the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children) is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings. ESMAC is multidisciplinary by nature, mainly interacting clinical and bioengineering disciplines, and ranging from basic sciences to applied practices. Our members are from many backgrounds: orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrist, physiotherapists, human movement scientists, biomechanical and biomedical engineers; as well as many others. ESMAC’s main event is an annual scientific congress which is normally preceded by an instructional course for gait analysis and topic symposia.
There are several regional and international organisations within Europe who have a significant general interest in either biomechanics or clinical assessment of function. However there was no forum where biomechanical, clinical and other issues relating specifically to the study of human movement could be discussed in detail amongst all the interested professionals. ESMAC was formed to meet this need.The Society was founded in 1992 in Oswestry in the UK.
GAIT & POSTURE
The Society is affiliated with Gait & Posture, published by Elsevier. Members of the Society can receive a subscription to the journal at the reduced rate as part of their annual membership of the Society.