Certificate in Biomedical Engineering - Kinematics of Human Motion MECH 4652   Kinematics of Human Motion
The science of biomechanics is based on mechanical models and biological experiments. Students will explore the application of classical mechanics to the analysis of human motion related to athletics, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation. Emphasis is also placed on numerous experimental facts collected from the biomechanical research literature. Topics include kinematic geometry of a single body, the description of joint configuration, and differential kinematics of biokinematic chains. Three-dimensional kinematics of individual joints (i.e., the knee, hip and elbow) is emphasized from the perspective of total joint replacement design.
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  • Tutorial

FORMAT COMMENTS: lab/tutorial 2 hours