Research Methods in Biomechanics
Research Methods in Biomechanics explains how to collect, analyse and interpret various forms of biomechanical data. It covers an extensive range of topics in biomechanics, including inverse dynamics, dynamometry, electromyography, modelling and simulation. The text shows how the laws of motion are applied to complex human movements, including body segment analysis.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 218.95 x 284.48 x 23.11mm | 1,106.77g
- 01 May 2004
- Human Kinetics Publishers
- Champaign, United States
- 187 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white halftones
Table of contents
Part I Kinematics; Chapter 1. Biomechanics Analysis Techniques: A Primer; Chapter 2. Planar Kinematics; Chapter 3. Three-Dimensional Kinematics; Part II Kinetics; Chapter 4. Body Segment Parameters; Chapter 5. Forces and Their Measurement; Chapter 6. Two-Dimensional Inverse Dynamics; Chapter 7. Energy, Work, and Power; Chapter 8. Three-Dimensional Kinetics; Part III Additional Techniques; Chapter 9. Electromyographic Kinesiology; Chapter 10. Muscle Modeling; Chapter 11. Computer Simulation of Human Movement; Chapter 12. Signal Processing
About D. Gordon E. Robertson
Gordon E. Robertson Ph.D currently works as Professor of Biomechanics in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He is an active member of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics. Joseph Hamill Ph.D is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Fellow of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Graham Caldwell Ph.D is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His current focus of research is to examine the mechanical characteristics of skeletal muscle in co-ordination of motion patterns. Gary Kamen Ph.D is a Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts. He has published numerous academic articles, journal abstracts and co-authored two books. He specialises in motor control and his current research interests concern the ability of the neuromuscular system to adapt to changing conditions. Sandy Whittlesey Ph.D is currently a Graduate research and teaching assistant in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has developed and taught courses on computer simulation, electronics and engineering mechanics.