A Kicking Simulator to Investigate the Foot-Ball Interaction during a Rugby Place Kick

Minnaar, Nick ;   Van Den Heever, Dawie

Tags Joint biomechanics

Foot-ball interaction is an important aspect in rugby place kicking but has received very little attention in literature. This preliminary study...

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Configuration Space Analysis of Elbow and Forearm Motion

Feibel, Benjamin ;   Hollister, Anne M. ;   Storey, Christopher M. ;   Dyess-Tregre, Alyssa ;   O'Neal, D. Patrick ;   Ogden, Alan ;   Unukpo, Akpofure

Tags Joint biomechanicsOptimization in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

The nature of the elbow and forearm kinematic mechanism remains controversial. We used modern configuration space analysis for the elbow and...

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Development of a Phantom Mimicking the Functional and Structural Behaviors of the Thigh Muscles Characterized with Magnetic Resonance Elastography Technique

Bensamoun, Sabine ;   Chakouch, Mashhour ;   Charleux, Fabrice

Tags Optimization in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) is a non invasive technique based on the propagation of shear waves in soft tissues providing the...

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EMG-Based Learning Approach for Estimating Wrist Motion

El-Khoury, Sahar ;   Batzianoulis, Iason ;   Antuvan, Chris Wilson ;   Contu, Sara ;   Masia, Lorenzo ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Billard, Aude

Tags Machine learning and control in bioroboticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationWearable robotic systems: orthotics

This paper proposes an EMG based learning approach for estimating the displacement along the 2-axes (abduction/adduction and...

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Identification of Time-Varying Dynamics of Reflex EMG in the Ankle Plantarflexors during Time-Varying, Isometric Contractions

Golkar, Mahsa ;   Jalaleddini, Kian ;   Sobhani Tehrani, Ehsan ;   Kearney, Robert Edward

Tags Joint biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

The dynamic relationship between the joint position and reflex EMG in ankle muscles of healthy human subjects was studied for time-varying...

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Statically vs Dynamically Balanced Gait, Analysis of a Robotic Exoskeleton Compared with a Human

Barbareschi, Giulia ;   Richards, Rosie ;   Thornton, Matt ;   Carlson, Tom ;   Holloway, Catherine

Tags Joint biomechanicsMechanics of locomotion and balanceBiologically inspired locomotion

In recent years exoskeletons able to replicate human gait have begun to attract growing popularity for both assistive and rehabilitative...

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Time-Varying Identification of Ankle Dynamic Joint Stiffness during Movement with Constant Muscle Activation

Guarin, Diego Luis ;   Kearney, Robert Edward

Tags New technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanicsJoint biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Dynamic joint stiffness defines the torque generated at the joint in response to position perturbations. Dynamic stiffness is modulated by...

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