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Instituto de Biomecánica de ValenciaResearch Funder/Centre

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Research centre



Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) is a technological centre that studies the behaviour of the human body and its interactions with products, environments and services. Founded in 1976, the Institute is currently coordinated under the agreement of Valencian Institute for Small and Medium Industry (IMPIVA) and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV


With the aim to improve competitiveness among the business sector, the IBV promotes people’s well-being through the combination of knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, ergonomics and emotional engineering, and its application to diverse sectors.  In the field related to older people and ageing, IBV has two main objectives: to provide solutions for companies interested in satisfaying the requirements of older people and to guarantee that the products are designed under this age group needs, preferences and characteristics.

Main research areas

Biomechanical analysis; Study of the interaction of the users with products, services and the environment; Functional assessment; User centred design and product development; Assistive technologies; ICTs applied to health care, rehabilitation and prevention; ageing process, health at work.

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Engineering/Technology/Architecture


Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia
Universitat Politècnica de València. Edificio 9C.
Camino de Vera s/n.


+34 96 387 91 60


+34 96 387 91 69


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