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ERIC Number: ED126070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 189
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Techniques for the Analysis of Human Movement.
Grieve, D. W.; And Others
This book presents the major analytical techniques that may be used in the appraisal of human movement. Chapter 1 is devoted to the photopgraphic analysis of movement with particular emphasis on cine filming. Cine film may be taken with little or no restriction on the performer's range of movement; information on the film is permanent and detailed; and the filmed activity may be viewed in slow motion or frozen at any point. A survey is provided of techniques available in modern cine analysis for the reader who proposes to carry out his own filming analysis. Chapter 2 explores the recording of movement without photography. All of the nonphotographic techniques have one feature in common: they can produce useful recordings of the movement as it occurs in real time. The discussion considers theoretical aspects of movement recording and states that in designing a study of human movement it is essential to be clear about which parameters of the movement are to be analyzed and for what purpose. In chapter 3, the computer simulation technique for studying the mechanics of human motion is discussed with emphasis upon simulation of sport. An examination of existing models illustrates the type of research presently being undertaken, and a detailed discussion (including a glossary of terms) is given for each of the steps necessary to implement a computer simulation study. Electromyography, Chapter 4, indicates when the muscles are electrically active. It is one of the few techniques available for internal analysis of movement activity. Chapter 5 deals with instruments that measure the force exerted by man on his environment used in the assessment of certain athletic activities such as weight-lifting. (MM)
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