Biomechanics Energetics of Natural Assisted Human Comparative Movement Locomotion

Edited by
March 2021
68 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0414-8 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0415-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Biomechanics Energetics of Natural Assisted Human Comparative Movement Locomotion that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
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Movement and locomotion have always been key activities for all animals, being related to the most crucial life functions: retrieving food, facing environmental issues and mating. Humans developed complex upper arms movements and bipedal gaits in order to move and locomote. To enhance their performance, they started inventing smart passive mechanical tools. This need arose from intrinsic limitations of their muscle–joint–bone systems and metabolic power availability. Newly invented devices were mainly introduced in order to cope with such constraints. The aim of this Special Issue is to advance knowledge regarding symmetry, biomechanics and energetics of passively assisted human movement and locomotion.
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body centre of mass; human gait; race walking; force plate; locomotion; biomechanics; pole walking; more affected side; asymmetries; angles; spatiotemporal; aerobic training; human performance; muscle endurance; team sport; torso extensors; torso flexors; agreement; imbalance; football skills; football performance; Parkinson’s disease; gait; dual task; turning; kinematics