The interaction of sports equipment and the human being

Thursday January 26, 2012 4:00-5:00 p.m.
ME-EM building, Room 112

Karen Roemer
Michigan Tech, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Department

The precise analysis of joint reactions and muscle forces that are responsible for specifichuman movements represents a basic task in human movement biomechanics. Multi bodysystem models of the human body allow gathering detailed information on the interplaybetween human body biomechanics and for example sports equipment. The focus of thispresentation is set on leg extension movements. How does the set-up of a leg press machine influence joint reactions and muscular effort? How does body shape influence joint reactions for a given set-up in ergometer rowing