Science

Muscles, Reflexes, and Locomotion

Author: Thomas A. McMahon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 331

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The description for this book, Muscles, Reflexes, and Locomotion, will be forthcoming.
Medical

Vestibulospinal Control of Posture and Locomotion

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Publisher: Elsevier

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Category: Medical

Page: 439

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This volume publishes the review articles presented by the invited speakers at the Satellite Meeting to the Barany Society Meeting held in Bologna, Italy during June 1987. The subject matter in this book is divided into seven main sections. The first three present basic neuroanatomical and neurophysiological aspects of vestibulospinal reflexes and document the neck afferent and visual influences on these reflexes. The following sections deal with the control of locomotion, posture, and eye-head-trunk coordination by vestibulospinal signals. The final section provides current knowledge on the processes underlying compensation of vestibulospinal deficits. An overall review precedes each main section so that the reader is informed as to which questions are still controversial and require further investigation. In this way a basis is provided for those needing a current account of the field of vestibulospinal reflexes. Due to the extensive length of the contents, only the number of articles presented per session is listed below.
Medical

Neurophysiological Basis of Movement

Author: Mark L. Latash

Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Category: Medical

Page: 427

View: 406

With eight new chapters and 130 pages of fresh material, this second edition covers a wide range of topics, including movement disorders and current theories of motor control and co-ordination.
Technology & Engineering

Bioinspired Legged Locomotion

Author: Maziar Ahmad Sharbafi

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 638

View: 106

Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications explores the universe of legged robots, bringing in perspectives from engineering, biology, motion science, and medicine to provide a comprehensive overview of the field. With comprehensive coverage, each chapter brings outlines, and an abstract, introduction, new developments, and a summary. Beginning with bio-inspired locomotion concepts, the book's editors present a thorough review of current literature that is followed by a more detailed view of bouncing, swinging, and balancing, the three fundamental sub functions of locomotion. This part is closed with a presentation of conceptual models for locomotion. Next, the book explores bio-inspired body design, discussing the concepts of motion control, stability, efficiency, and robustness. The morphology of legged robots follows this discussion, including biped and quadruped designs. Finally, a section on high-level control and applications discusses neuromuscular models, closing the book with examples of applications and discussions of performance, efficiency, and robustness. At the end, the editors share their perspective on the future directions of each area, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject using a structured and consistent approach that will help researchers in both academia and industry formulate a better understanding of bioinspired legged robotic locomotion and quickly apply the concepts in research or products. Presents state-of-the-art control approaches with biological relevance Provides a thorough understanding of the principles of organization of biological locomotion Teaches the organization of complex systems based on low-dimensional motion concepts/control Acts as a guideline reference for future robots/assistive devices with legged architecture Includes a selective bibliography on the most relevant published articles
Medical

Basic Neurosciences with Clinical Applications

Author: Eduardo E. Benarroch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1087

View: 884

This single-author book covers basic aspects of neuroscience, including concepts of molecular biology, neurochemistry, and electrophysiology, and makes direct clinical correlations in a concise and coherent manner. This concise, coherent text provides a link between basic science and clinical correlations. Readers will benefit from the author's expertise as an academic clinical neurologist. This text provides a concise review of basic neuroscience concepts that are included in several qualifying examinations, including the National Boards.
Health & Fitness

The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Author: Bruce Abernethy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

View: 519

"This comprehensive book presents an integrated study of human movement and applies this knowledge to human performance and physical activity across the lifespan. The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, considers basic methods and concepts, typical research questions, key historical developments, professional training and organizations, and suggestions for further reading within each subdiscipline. The authors offer a unique perspective on the subdisciplines by exploring not only the basic science but also the changes in human movement and movement potential that occur throughout the lifespan as well in response to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors.".
Medical

Animal Locomotion

Author: Malcolm S. Gordon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 154

Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations is a professional-level, state of the art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial locomotion are placed in contemporary frameworks of biodiversity, evolutionary process, and modern research methods, including mathematical analysis. The intended primary audience is advanced-level students and researchers primarily interested in and trained in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Although not encyclopedic in its coverage, anyone interested in organismal biology, functional morphology, organ systems and ecological physiology, physiological ecology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and systems biology should find this book useful.
Technology & Engineering

Biomechanics and Gait Analysis

Author: Nicholas Stergiou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

View: 374

Biomechanics and Gait Analysis presents a comprehensive book on biomechanics that focuses on gait analysis. It is written primarily for biomedical engineering students, professionals and biomechanists with a strong emphasis on medical devices and assistive technology, but is also of interest to clinicians and physiologists. It allows novice readers to acquire the basics of gait analysis, while also helping expert readers update their knowledge. The book covers the most up-to-date acquisition and computational methods and advances in the field. Key topics include muscle mechanics and modeling, motor control and coordination, and measurements and assessments. This is the go to resource for an understanding of fundamental concepts and how to collect, analyze and interpret data for research, industry, clinical and sport. Details the fundamental issues leading to the biomechanical analyses of gait and posture Covers the theoretical basis and practical aspects associated with gait analysis Presents methods and tools used in the field, including electromyography, signal processing and spectral analysis, amongst others