Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)

Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)
Basic information
Country: Spain
Address: Universitat Politècnica de València - Edificio 9C. Camino de Vera s/n, Valencia E46022
General description

IBV is a private non-profit technology centre based in Valencia (Spain). We started activity in 1976 and currently we are a team of 164 professionals with varied background. In 2014-2019, we have collaborated in 40 EU projects (€6 million of EU funding) in Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, EIT Health, COSME, etc.

Main IBV's knowledge fields are: (1) Biomechanics of human body systems, (2) 3D anthropometrics, (3) Human factors & Interfaces design, (4) Human movements & Biomechanical evaluation, and (5) Human needs and preferences.

Main IBV's facilities are: Experience Laboratory (Living Lab), Laboratory of 4D Anthropometry, Movement Analysis Laboratory, Ergonomics Laboratory, Climatic Comfort Laboratory, Biological Laboratory, Rabbit stabling & Operating Theatre, Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Driving Simulator, etc.

Main IBV's target markets are: (i) Automotive and mass transport, (ii) Sport, (iii) Habitat, (iv) Clothing and Footwear, (v) Children and childcare, (vi) Older people and ageing, (vii) Rehabilitation and personal autonomy, (viii) Occupational health and safety, (ix) Healthcare technology, and (x) Tourism and Leisure.

Associated projects