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Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plantsorgans, fungi, and cells by means of the methods of mechanics.

It is also related to engineering, because it often uses traditional engineering sciences to analyze biological systems. Some simple applications of Newtonian mechanics and/or materials sciences can supply correct approximations to the mechanics of many biological systems.


José Garcia Vivas Miranda


Post Doctorate: Training and Rehabilitation (Harvard University)


Affiliation: Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA

PhD: Environmental Sciences (Universidad de La Coruña)

Areas of Expertise : Fractals; Complex Networks; Computational Models;

Neuroscience and Biomechanics.

Norberto Peña


PhD: Kinesiology and Physiatric (Universidad de Buenos Aires)


Affiliation:  Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA


Master: None

Areas of Expertise: Rehabilitation; Motor Learning; Development of measuring Instruments in physiotherapy.

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