The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 2

The Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement / Edition 2

by David A. Winter
     
 

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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Overview

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)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. WINTER, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Prior to his appointment at Waterloo, he held appointments in surgery at the University of Manitoba, served as director of Biomedical Engineering Research at the Shriners Hospital in Winnipeg, and worked in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, and at the Royal Military College, Kingston. His many distinctions include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. He was the first recipient of the Career Investigators Award by the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society and the Muybridge Medal by the International Society of Biomechanics.
In addition to this text, he is author of three other texts on the biomechanics and electromyography of normal and pathological gait, balance during standing and walking, and signal processing in the movement sciences.

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Table of Contents

Biomechanics as an Interdiscipline.

Kinematics.

Anthropometry.

Kinetics: Forces and Moments of Force.

Mechanical Work, Energy, and Power.

Synthesis of Human Movement—Forward Solutions.

Muscle Mechanics.

Kinesiological Electromyography.

Appendices.

Index.

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