Measurement of Human Locomotion

Measurement of Human Locomotion

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The importance of measurements for the proper assessment of human locomotion is increasingly being recognized. The fields of application encompass both healthy and pathological locomotion as encountered in rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and the like. Measurement of Human Locomotion provides an up-to-date description of the instrument systems used for measurement of: kinematics of human movement; kinetic quantities experienced by the human body in contact with the ground; and, myoelectric changes associated with locomotor activity. Physical principles behind the operation of various measurement systems are emphasized, as well as signal processing issues that must be addressed in order to obtain and use quantitative measurement variables in biomechanics. The book explains how measurement data are acquired, processed and presented to the user in the environment of a modern, computer-based laboratory. The ultimate aim is to contribute to the processes of the diagnosis and treatment of locomotion disorders. The purpose of Measurement of Human Locomotion is to provide a concise but comprehensive presentation of the systems used for the measurement of human locomotion, with a view to the assessment and diagnosis of the phenomenon.One solution is the APAS system (Ariel Performance Analysis System), the result of many years of work by Gideon Ariel (in the U.S.1, developing computersupported kinematics measurement procedures with major application in analysis of sports movement structures. ... Data extraction is done manually, but it may also be done semiautomatically, Manual digitization is a time- consuming procedure (as inanbsp;...

Title:Measurement of Human Locomotion
Author:Vladimir Medved
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-12-21


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