Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 3

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 3

by David A. Winter
     
 

ISBN-10: 047144989X

ISBN-13: 9780471449898

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A thorough update of the classic book on human movement in biomechanics

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, Third Edition is the thoroughly updated and retitled version of the widely used Biomechanics of Human Movement. Integrating a common set of data and analyses with reliable material on biomechanical techniques, this up-to-date edition examines

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A thorough update of the classic book on human movement in biomechanics

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, Third Edition is the thoroughly updated and retitled version of the widely used Biomechanics of Human Movement. Integrating a common set of data and analyses with reliable material on biomechanical techniques, this up-to-date edition examines techniques used to measure and analyze all body movements as mechanical systems, including such everyday movements as walking.

This highly informative and accessible Third Edition treats each limb of the body as a separate segment connected at hinge joints. Actuators replace muscles, and torque motors replace the net effect of all muscles. Descriptions of movements are given as well as examinations of the cause of the movement at kinetic and electromyographic levels.

Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, Third Edition features:

  • New material on 3D kinematics and kinetics emphasizing motor control
  • Expanded coverage on image measurement systems
  • New information on 3D center-of-mass estimates
  • Models of the kinetics of balance control
  • The latest research findings on fundamental relationships
  • New biophysical models of EMG detection, as well as standards for recording and reporting

Complete with basic physics principles presented in capsule form for quick reference, Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, Third Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471449898
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

1 Biomechanics as an Interdiscipline 1

2 Signal Processing 14

3 Kinematics 45

4 Anthropometry 82

5 Kinetics: Forces and Moments of Force 107

6 Mechanical Work, Energy, and Power 139

7 Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Kinetics 176

8 Synthesis of Human Movement - Forward Solutions 200

9 Muscle Mechanics 224

10 Kinesiological Electromyography 250

11 Biomechanical Movement Synergies 281

Appendix A Kinematic, Kinetic, and Energy Data 296

Appendix B Units and Definitions Related to Biomechanical and Electromyographical Measurements 361

Index 367

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