Dynamics of Human Movement

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    The part of (bio)mechanics that studies the interaction of forces on the human skeletal system and its effect on the resulting movement is called rigid body dynamics. Some basic concepts are presented: A mathematical formulation to describe human movement and how this relates on the mechanical loads acting on the skeletal system. These equations of motion depend on the mechanical properties of the skeletal system, such as dimensions and mass distribution. It is applied to describe and analyze human gait.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBasic Engineering for Medics and Biologists
    Subtitle of host publicationAn ESEM Primer
    EditorsT. Clive Lee, Peter F. Niederer
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60750-527-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-526-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISSN (Print)1879-8365


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