Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV)


The Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV – Biomechanics Institute of Valencia) is a technological centre that studies the behaviour of the human body and its interaction with products, environments and services. Founded in 1976, the Institute is currently coordinated under the agreement of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) 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.

  • Automobile and mass transport
  • Sport
  • Habitat
  • Clothing
  • Elderly people and Ageing
  • Rehabilitation and personal autonomy
  • Health in the workplace
  • Sanitaria Healthcare technology
  • Tourism and leisure