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Innovative Analyses of Human Movement / Edition 1

Innovative Analyses of Human Movement / Edition 1

by Nicholas Stergiou

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ISBN-13: 9780736044677
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 07/29/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nicholas Stergiou, PhD, is associate professor and coordinator of the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has contributed chapters in two exercise science books and has published extensively in many prestigious journals in the field. Stergiou is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics. He earned a PhD in biomechanics from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in exercise science and biomechanics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Stergiou and his wife, Ann, reside in Omaha and enjoy playing sports and traveling in their spare time.

Table of Contents

Part I. Methods to Examine Variability in Human Movement
Chapter 1. Single-Subject Analysis

-Expanding Experimental Design Horizons

-Human Movement Characteristics

-Issues Relative to Data Analysis and Evaluation

-Experimental Design


-Suggested Readings

Chapter 2. Considerations of Movement Variability in Biomechanics Research

-The Nature of Intra-Individual Movement Variability

-Variability and Biological Health

-Methodological Considerations of Movement Variability

-Traditional Methods for Quantifying Variability


-Work Problems

-Suggested Readings

Chapter 3. Nonlinear Tools in Human Movement

-Time Series

-State Space

-Lyapunov Exponent


-Correlation Dimension

-Approximate Entropy

-Other Tools

-Other Available Software and Algorithms


-Suggested Readings

Part II. Methods to Examine Coordination and Stability in Human Movement
Chapter 4. Applied Dynamic Systems Theory for the Analysis of Movement

-Phase Portraits and Phase Angles

-Relative Phase

-Point Estimate Relative Phase

-Discrete Relative Phase

-Complete Examples for the Application of Dynamical Systems Theory Tools


-Work Problems

-Suggested Readings

Chapter 5. Directional Statistics

-Why Are Directional Statistics Needed?

-Examples of Directional Statistics

-Representation of Circular and Axial Data

-Descriptive Statistics

-Second-Order Analysis

-Tests of Uniformity

-One-Sample Comparisons

-Comparisons of Two or More Samples

-Hypothesis Testing for Second-Order Analysis

-Paired-Sample Tests



-Work Problems

-List of Symbols

-Suggested Readings

Chapter 6. Mathematical Measures of Coordination and Variability in Gait Patterns

-Response Surface Methodology



-Work Problems

-Suggested Readings

Part III. Advanced Methods for Data Analysis in Human Movement
Chapter 7. Time Series Analysis: The Cross-Correlation Function

-Time Series Analyses

-Defining the Cross-Correlation Function

-Pearson Product-Moment Correlations

-Fisher Z-Transformations

-Other Measures of Similarity



-Cross-Correlation as a Method for Estimating Spectral Content

-Matched Filters


-Work Problems

-Suggested Readings

Chapter 8. Principles and Applications of Bootstrapping Statistical


-Bootstrap Samples and Bootstrap Sampling Distributions

-How Bootstrapping Works

-Practical Issues of Bootstrapping Applications

-Advantages and Limitations of Bootstrapping


-Suggested Readings

Chapter 9. Power Spectrum Analysis and Filtering

-Time and Frequency Domain Representations: A Simple Signal

-Frequency Domain Transform and the Discrete Fourier Transform

-Data Sampling

-Biomechanical Data Filtering

-The Differentiation Process

-Joint Time-Frequency Domain Representations

-The Wigner Function


-Work Problems

-Suggested Readings

Appendix A. Answers to Work Problems
Appendix B. Data Sets for Chapter 2
Appendix C. Data Sets for Chapter 4 Work Problems

About the Editor


A resource for biomechanists, motor behavior and control specialists, rehab medicine researchers, biomedical researchers, sports medicine researchers, and ergonomists; a textbook for undergraduate and graduate biomechanics and motor behavior and motor control students.

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