Biomechanics

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Oct 24, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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No.

Title of the subject:

Biomechanics

1.

Module / Subject leader

Full Pro
fessor
Vladimir Medved
, PhD

2.

University teachers and instructors

Full

Professor
Vladimir Medved
, PhD

Full professor
Mladen Mejovšek
, PhD


Mario Kasović
,
PhD
, Scientific Novice
-

Assistant

3.

Contact hours

75

4.

Contact hours


seminars and practical
work

30

5.

Number of hours necessary for student
individual work (seminar papers,
essays, projects, etc.)


6.

Number of hours necessary for student
preparation for the examination

127

7.

Number of hours necessary for other
forms of work (if planned)



8.

Total number of hours necessary for
completion of the subject taught

202

9.

Illustrative contents

Definition of biomechanics, interdisciplinarity, research concepts,
development

of measurement techniques, equipment and
organiza
tion of the working process in the

biomechanics

laboratory.
Basics of graphostatics, equ
ilibrium conditions, geometric
al

properties of the body, linear and non
-
linear motion of a point
-
represented body, rig
id body kinematics and

dynamics applied to the
point
-
represented body, and to the system of rigid bodies, impact,
shear forces, basics of fluid mechanics. Biomechanical properties of
bones, of joints, and of skeletal muscle attachments. Muscles as
actuator
s in skeletal system. Mechanisms of mo
vement of
musculoskeletal system
. Use of anthropomorphic models: the inertial
mo
del. Anthropometry

and parameter estimation.
Motion capture:
k
inematic measurement system
s. Semi
-
automatic

computerized

c
ollection and
acq
uisition of kinematic data
. S
ignal digitizatio
n and
filtering, calculation of derivatives for

linear and angular motions.
Force
and moment
measurement transducers. Ground reaction
force measuring platforms.

Inverse dynamic approach.
Estimated
segmental for
ce components, moment components, impulse and
moment of impulse of segments
and systems.

Measurement of
pressure distribution.

Surface e
lect
r
o
myographic (
sEMG) signal
detection
, amplification,

analog
ue
-
to
-
digital (A/D) conversion and
storage. Telemetry. S
i
gnal

processing in time domain

and

in
frequency (spectral) domain.

S
keletal

m
uscle

biomechanics
.

Force
-
length and force
-
velocity r
elationships
. Neuromuscular systems

definition and mode
l
ling
. Functional electrical stimulation

(FES)
.
Prostheses

for extremit
ies

and a
nthropomorphic robotics. Gait

analysis
. Biomechanical estimation

o
f the level of locomotor skill.

sEMG based e
valuation of l
oc
al muscle fatigue. B
iomechanical
analyses of

sportive

activities
: karate, high jump
,

table tennis, alpine
skiing.

10.

Le
arning outcomes (general and
specific competences, knowledge and
skills acquired)


By mastering the subject students will be able to apply
biomechanical methodology to various kinesiological problems.
Biomechanical knowledge will build the necessary bridge

between
classical anatomical and physiological knowledge about the
locomotor system, and kinesiological features of various human
movement patterns.

11.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, practical laboratory sessions


12.

Other student duties (if
planned)



13.

Evaluation of student academic
Written and oral examination

progress, or type of the examination


14.

Compulsory reading list

1.

Medved V
. Measurement of Human Locomotion. CRC
Press, Boca Raton, Fl.
, 2001.

2

Enoka R.M.: Neuromechanics of Human
M
ovement,
Fourth Edition. Human Kinetics, 2008.


1.

Rose
J. and Gamble J.G. (Eds.): Human W
alking, Third
Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.


15.

Optional reading list


1

Winters

J.M. and
Crago
P.E.
(Eds.): Biomechanics and
Neural Control of Posture
and Movement; Springer
-
Verlag,
New York, 2000.

2.

McMahon T.A.: Muscles, Reflexes, and L
ocomotion.

Princeton University Press, 1984.

3.

C
ifrek M., Medved V., Tonković S., Ostojić S.: Surface
EMG based muscle fatigue evaluation in biomechanics.
Clinical Biomechanics, 24, 4:327
-
340, 2009.

16.

ECTS credit rating


6.5

17.

Explanation of the ECTS credit rating

The number of ECTS credits equals

the number of hours necessary
to meet the demands of the subject taught and to prepare for the
examination.

18.

Assessment of teaching quality and
effectiveness

Anonymous questionnaire filled in by students.