HWBI is affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) and International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH). With these affiliations, the HWBI benefits from ISB's and IFSSH’s established excellence as premier international organizations and their vast umbrella networks in promoting basic science and clinical applications. In turn, the HWBI contributes its specialty knowledge to the broad fields of biomechanics and hand surgery.