Whitaker-Allard Innovation Award
The 3D-AHM Group primarily owes its existence to the efforts of Paul Allard and Jean-Pierre Blanchi, who organized the first symposium in Montréal in 1991, and helped with the organization of the symposia in Poitiers, Stockholm, and Grenoble.
The formation of the group was also strongly supported by the late Herman Woltring. The International Society of Biomechanics recognized the organization as a Technical Group in 1995.
The first organizational meeting was held in Grenoble on July 1, 1996. In 2008, the group introduced the “Whitaker-Allard Innovation Award” in recognition of its two pioneers, Tom Whitaker and Paul Allard, for their contributions to the group and the world of biomechanics.
The award is given to the best work (oral or poster).