A Study of Viscoelasticity Index for Evaluating Muscle Hypotonicity during Static Stretching

Okamura, Naomi ;   Tsukune, Mariko ;   Kobayashi, Yo ;   Fujie, Masakatsu G.

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Static stretching is widely used as a preventative treatment for musculoskeletal disabilities by providing muscle hypotonicity, which results...

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A Study on Estimation of Planar Gait Kinematics Using Minimal Inertial Measurement Units and Inverse Kinematics

Hu, Xinyao ;   Soh, Gim Song

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisJoint biomechanics

This paper describes a preliminary study of using four inertial measurement units (IMUs) attached to the heel and pelvis to estimate the...

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Kinematic Characteristics of Gait in Middle-Aged Adults During Level Walking

Wu, Yu ;   Wang, Yin-Zhi ;   Xiao, Fei ;   Gu, Dong-Yun

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisMechanics of locomotion and balanceDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Middle-aged people have shown a high fall incidence and degeneration in gait stability, while few studies concern that. This study aimed to...

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Markerless Motion Capture Using Appearance and Inertial Data

Wong, Charence ;   Zhang, Zhiqiang ;   Lo, Benny ;   Yang, Guang-Zhong

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisMultiscale biomechanics

Current monitoring techniques for biomechanical analysis typically capture a snapshot of the state of the subject due to challenges...

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Simulation Model of a Lever-Propelled Wheelchair

Sasaki, Makoto ;   Ota, Yuki ;   Hase, Kazunori ;   Stefanov, Dimitar ;   Yamaguchi, Masaki

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Wheelchair efficiency depends significantly on the individual adjustment of the wheelchair propulsion interface. Wheelchair prescription involves...

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Task-Relevance of Grasping-Related Degrees of Freedom in Reach-To-Grasp Movements

Li, Zhi ;   Roldan, Jay Ryan ;   Milutinovic, Dejan ;   Rosen, Jacob

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNeural control of movement and robotics applications

The kinematic redundancy of the human arm enables the rotation of the arm plane about the shoulder-wrist axis, represented by a swivel...

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