Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 12, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 370 pages
The classic book on human movement in biomechanics, newly updated

Widely used and referenced, David Winter’s Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement is a classic examination of techniques used to measure and analyze all body movements as mechanical systems, including such everyday movements as walking. It fills the gap in human movement science area where modern science and technology are integrated with anatomy, muscle physiology, and electromyography to assess and understand human movement.

In light of the explosive growth of the field, this new edition updates and enhances the text with:

  • Expanded coverage of 3D kinematics and kinetics
  • New materials on biomechanical movement synergies and signal processing, including auto and cross correlation, frequency analysis, analog and digital filtering, and ensemble averaging techniques
  • Presentation of a wide spectrum of measurement and analysis techniques
  • Updates to all existing chapters
  • Basic physical and physiological principles in capsule form for quick reference

An essential resource for researchers and student in kinesiology, bioengineering (rehabilitation engineering), physical education, ergonomics, and physical and occupational therapy, this text will also provide valuable to professionals in orthopedics, muscle physiology, and rehabilitation medicine. In response to many requests, the extensive numerical tables contained in Appendix A: "Kinematic, Kinetic, and Energy Data" can also be found at the following Web site:


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Signal Processing
Forces and Moments of Force
Mechanical Work Energy and Power
ThreeDimensional Kinematics and Kinetics
Synthesis of Human MovementForward Solutions
Muscle Mechanics
Table A 1 Raw Coordinate Data cm
Table A 2b Filtered Marker KinematicsFemoral Lateral
Table A 2d Filtered Marker KinematicsFifth Metatarsal
Table A 3b Linear and Angular KinematicsLeg
Table A 3d Linear and Angular Kinematics 12 HAT
Table A 5a Reaction Forces and Moments of ForceAnkle
Table A 6 Segment Potential Kinetic and Total EnergiesFoot
B Units and Definitions Related to Biomechanical

Kinesiological Electromyography
Biomechanical Movement Synergies

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About the author (2009)

Considered one of the founding fathers of biomechanics as we know it today, DAVID A. WINTER, PHD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. His many distinctions include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. He was the first recipient of the Career Investigators Award by the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, and the Muybridge Medal by the International Society of Biomechanics. In addition to this text, he is author of three other texts on the biomechanics and electromyography of normal and pathological gait, balance during standing and walking, and signal processing in the movement sciences.

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