Biomechanics & Human Movement Sciences Authors

David Arthur Winter
June 16, 1930 – February 6, 2012 (Aged 81)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Waterloo

David A. Winter was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Biomechanis He introduced many important methods and concepts to the study of human locomotion and balance.

1967Ph.D.Physiology & BiophysicsDalhousie Univeristy
1961MScElectrical EngineeringQueen’s University
1953BScElectrical EngineeringQueen’s Univeristy

Awards & Honours
Muybridge Medal of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
Lifetime Achievement Award of the Gait and clinical Movevement Analysis Society
1966–1968, Canada Council Fellow in Engineering, Medicine & Science
1970–1974, President, Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Society
1973, Listed in American Men and Women of Science
1997, Fellow of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
2002, Fellow of Canadian Society for Biomechanics
1990, Career Investigators Award, Canadian Society for Biomechanics
1995, Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture, 15th Congress International Society of Biomechanics
1996, Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Madeira, June 25
2001, Lifetime Achievement Award, The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
2001, Muybridge Medal, The International Society of Biomechanics
2011, ISB named an award to encourage young people to stay involved in biomechanics researchthe “David Winter Young Investigator Award”

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, Fourth Edition. David A. Winter. Published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2009

The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Gait: Normal, Elderly and Pathological, Second Edition. David A. Winter. Published by Waterloo Biomechanics, 1991

A.B.C. (Anatomy, Biomechanics and Control) of Balance during Standing and Walking. David A. Winter. Published by Waterloo Biomechanics, 1995

Signal Processing and Linear Systems for the Movement Sciences. David A. Winter and Aftab E. Patla. Published by Waterloo Biomechanics, 1997


D. Gordon E. Robertson
Emeritus Professor at the School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada

D. Gordon E. Robertson is the executive member and webpage editor for Canadian Society for Biomechanics and is member of the International Society of Biomechanics.

1980Ph.DSystems Design, EngineeringUniversity of Waterloo
1977M.Sc.KinesiologyUniversity of Waterloo
1974B.Sc.Kinesiology (Honours)University of Waterloo

Research Projects
Biomechanics of Stair Descent with a Front Load
Kinetic Analysis of Gait Initiation
Angular Impulse and Momentum f the Pirouette
Work and Power Analysis of the Roundhouse Kick

Other Interests
Photography of wildlife in natural settings using a handheld camera, Canon Powershot SX1 or SX30.  See Flickr Stream at

Robertson, D.G.E (2004) Introduction to Biomechanics for Human Motion Analysis. Waterloo: Waterloo Biomechanics. Second edition. pp 268.

Lamontagne, M.; Robertson, D.G.E. and Sveistrup, H. (2004)Proceedings of the XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Ottawa: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, pp 350.

Robertson, D.G.E.; Caldwell, G.E.; Hamill, J.; Kamen, G. and Whittlesey, S.N. (2004) Research Methods for Biomechanics.Champaign: Human Kinetics Publishers, pp 320.

Beaulieu, F.G.; Pelland, L. and Robertson, D.G.E. (2007) Kinetic analysis of forwards and backwards stair descent. Gait & Posture, In press.

Purkiss, S.B.A. and Robertson, D.G.E. (2003) Methods for calculating internal mechanical work: Comparison using elite runners, Gait and Posture, 18(3):143-149.

Robertson, D.G.E. and Dowling J.J. (2003) Design and responses of Butterworth and critically damped digital filters. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 13(6):569-573.
Cluff, T.; D.G.E. Robertson and R. Balasubramaniam. Kinetics of the lower extremity during the skill of hula hooping: An exploratory analysis. Human Movement Science. (Accepted)

Potoczny, S.; Robertson, D.G.E. and Sveistrup, H. Toddler gait: Lower extremity net moments and powers. Gait & Posture. (Accepted)

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