The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 2

The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 2

by David A. Winter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471509086

ISBN-13: 9780471509080

Pub. Date: 05/28/1990

Publisher: Wiley

Looks at human body movement as a mechanical system and examines techniques used to measure and analyze all body movements. Each limb of the body is treated as a separate segment connected at hinge joints. Muscles are replaced by actuators and the net effect of all muscles is replaced by torque motors. The characteristics of those actuators are documented, along

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Looks at human body movement as a mechanical system and examines techniques used to measure and analyze all body movements. Each limb of the body is treated as a separate segment connected at hinge joints. Muscles are replaced by actuators and the net effect of all muscles is replaced by torque motors. The characteristics of those actuators are documented, along with their neural control as represented in the readily available electromyographic signal. The book's organization is such that description of the movement is covered first, followed by chapters that examine the cause of the movement at kinetic and electromyographic levels. Will appeal to all those involved in the study of a wide variety of human movement problems—from pathological gait to chronic running injuries. Material on biomechanical techniques contributes to the understanding of such everyday movements as walking and lifting. Information is integrated with a common set of data and analyses. In addition, basic physics principles are presented in capsule form for ease of use. This text is a substantial revision of the widely used Biomechanics of Human Movement, updated and retitled to reflect progress in the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471509080
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.87(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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