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Measurement of Human Locomotion

1st Edition

By Vladimir Medved

CRC Press

272 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Methodological Background. General Properties of Locomotion Measurement Systems. Measurement of Locomotion Kinematics. Measurement of Kinetic Variables. Measurement of Myoelectric Variables. Comprehensive Locomotion Diagnostic Systems and Future Prospects.

About the Author

Medved, Vladimir

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED005000
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MED084000
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General