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2017-2018 Catalog

ME 493 Biomechanics: Analysis of Fundamental Human Motions

This course will study the methods of kinematic and kinetic analysis of fundamental human motions such as walking, jumping, throwing, and batting. Basic skeletal-muscular anatomical structures, kinesiology, and biomechanical conventions are introduced. Motion capture methods are utilized to record basic human motions for subsequent analyses. Methods of analytical and computer modeling are taught as means for analyzing the fundamental kinematic and kinetic behaviors. Human performance and limitations, sports implements, and muscle modeling are included.

Prerequisite

Mechanical Engineering major with senior status or permission of instructor

Instructor

Nesbit