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I.3. Dynamics of human movement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20407184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Bart H F J M Koopman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-21     Completed Date:  2010-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-44     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Twente, Dept of Biomechanical Engineering, Enschede, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Gait / physiology*
Joints / physiology*
Models, Biological*
Movement / physiology*
Muscle Contraction / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*

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