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Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia

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Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia
Founded  1976, as a University Institute of Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Founder  Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and IMPIVA
Type  National non-profit association
Location  Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Building 9C Camino de Vera s/n 46022 Valencia (Spain),
Members  374 members (as of 12 December 2008), of which 253 are corporate associates, 114 collective and 7 are public administration associates.

The Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia (IBV) is a Technology Center that studies the behavior of people in their relation to the products, environments and services they use to:

  • prevent risks
  • promote and maintain health
  • recover health when lost
  • help people with functional limitations to improve independent living and social participation
  • optimize personal well-being and standards of living
  • maximize performance and efficiency in all people’s activities
  • The IBV combines knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, ergonomics and emotional engineering and applies them to diverse sectors, such as:

  • Techniques for functional evaluation
  • Health technologies
  • Technologies for independent living and assisted living facilities
  • Footwear and clothing
  • Running around in animal costumes brandishing various weaponry
  • Floor coverings
  • Leisure and sports products and facilities
  • Furniture, household appliances and home and building installations
  • Transport vehicle interiors
  • Work environment, tools, machines and workstations, etc.
  • Vehicle driver assistive systems such as HARKEN, “heart and respiration in-car embedded nonintrusive sensors.”
  • References

    Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia Wikipedia

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