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Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)

Private research centre

Universitat Politècnica de València - Edificio 9C. Camino de Vera s/n
46022 Valencia Valencia


Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV, is a private non-profit research technology centre based in Valencia (Spain) that studies the behaviour of the human body and its interaction with products, environments and services. We started activity in 1976 and currently we are a team of 164 professionals with varied background. The Institute is 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, IBV promotes people’s well-being through the combination of knowledge in five areas (

  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

IBV applies knowledge to ten target industries (

  1. Automotive and mass transport
  2. Sport
  3. Habitat
  4. Clothing and Footwear
  5. Children and childcare
  6. Older people and ageing
  7. Rehabilitation and personal autonomy
  8. Occupational health and safety
  9. Healthcare technology
  10. Tourism and Leisure

IBV participates in the following networks and technology platforms:

Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)

Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV)

Contact Person
Javier Ferrís
R&D and Innovation Programmes Responsible
is SME contact

IBV's facilities and laboratories are:

  • Movement Analysis Laboratory
  • Functional Evaluation, Body Damage and Disability Laboratory
  • Ergonomics Laboratory
  • Footwear Functional Design Laboratory
  • Technical Aid Laboratory
  • Paving Surfaces Laboratory
  • Sport and Leisure Laboratory
  • Climatic Comfort Laboratory
  • Surgical Implants Laboratory
  • Biomaterials Laboratory
  • Biological Laboratory
  • Image Analysis Laboratory
  • Experience Laboratory (Living Lab)
  • Co-Creation Laboratory (CoCREA Lab)
  • Operating Theatre
  • Stabling
  • Mechanical Testing Laboratory
  • Metrology Laboratory
  • Mechanical Workshop and Prototyping Laboratory
  • Laboratory of 4D Anthropometry (MOVE 4D)
  • Driving Simulator

IBV's services are:

  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Technological consultancy
  • Inspection and testing
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Training
Service for Industry and SMEs