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.
|Title of host publication||Basic Engineering for Medics and Biologists|
|Subtitle of host publication||An ESEM Primer|
|Editors||T. Clive Lee, Peter F. Niederer|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|