Careers in Biomechanics | Careers in Biomechanics -An article about the scope and fields in Biomechanics. | Careers in Biomechanics Biomechanics is the research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms or the application and derivation of engineering principles to and from biological systems. The discipline has had a very early beginning. Aristotle is supposed to have written the first book on biomechanics, called De Motu Animalium (On the movement of Animals).  Initially, there was a controversy between the terms to be used to represent this science. In the US, the use of mathematical and mechanical principals to study human movement was termed kinesiology while in Europe it was called biomechanics. Biomechanics has gradually come to be the most widely accepted term worldwide. Bio mechanists apply the principals of mechanics and engineering to study the forces that act on the body and the effects they produce. Biomechanics is divided into different areas suchREAD MORE