Welcome to the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI). 

The hand and wrist represent one of the most challenging structures in the study of biomechanics, as well as in the evaluation of many biomechanical principles. Hand and wrist biomechanics has been somewhat under developed in comparison to mainstream biomechanics research over the past century. While numerous biomechanical studies have been initiated by surgeons and engineers, collaborative efforts among scientists and clinicians are required in order for continuing progression in research and further improvement of treatment modalities and outcomes. 

For over 20 years, the International Symposia on Hand and Wrist Biomechanics have provided the opportunity for global scientific exchange and mutual encouragement among basic science and clinical investigators. In 2012, the International Advisory Board decided to form Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) to further enhance the development of hand and wrist biomechanics and its clinical applications. It is our hope that through the structured organization of HWBI, research activities related to hand and wrist biomechanics will be elevated and clinical translation will be improved. 

We look forward to your active participation in HWBI activities.