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Title: Estimating individual muscle forces in human movement
Author: Challis, John Henry
ISNI:       0000 0001 3526 1321
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1991
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If individual muscle forces could be routinely calculated in vivo, non-invasively, considerable insight could be obtained into the etiology of injuries and the training of muscle for rehabilitation and sport. As there are generally more muscles crossing a joint than there are degrees of freedom at the joint, determining the individual forces in the muscles crossing a joint is a non-trivial problem. This study focused on the development of the procedures necessary to estimate the individual muscle forces during a dumbell curl, and the measurement procedures required for the determination of the necessary input parameters. The procedures developed could easily be applied to other body movements.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University of Technology
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Physiology