The 12th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) of the International Society of Biomechanics Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG) was held in Liverpool from July 8th – 10th 2015. It preceded the ISB Congress, held in Glasgow from July 11th – 16th. The conference was organized by Mark Lake from Liverpool John Moores University and Kris D’Aout from the University of Liverpool. They were supported by the FBG-chairpersons Toni Arndt, Stefan Grau and Wolfgang Potthast and by Ned Frederick, the editor of Footwear Science, the official scientific journal of the FBG.
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and the winner is...
Find out the details on the 2015 Nike Award winner, where the winner received a prize of $25,000 US and a feature paper in an upcoming issue of Footwear Science!
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The results of the 2015 Nike Award were announced during the banquet to end the 2015 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium in Liverpool. During the special Nike Award session which ended the scientific presentations at the conference, the four finalists selected for the Nike Award each gave a 15 minute presentation of their research which focused on advancements in footwear research.
While all the presentations were high quality and well received by the audience, following a question period by the scientific footwear community in attendance, the Nike Award committee members voted on the winner. Judging was based both on the oral presentation in addition to the finalists full paper that was submitted and reviewed four months earlier. After a close competition, the 2015 Nike Award was awarded to:
Steffen Willwacher - The free moment in running and its relationship to joint loading and injury risk