Manner or style of walking.
Biological actions and functions of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.
Excessive periodic leg movements during sleep that cause micro-arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. This condition induces a state of relative sleep deprivation which manifests as excessive daytime hypersomnolence. The movements are characterized by repetitive contractions of the tibialis anterior muscle, extension of the toe, and intermittent flexion of the hip, knee and ankle. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p387)
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
Gait abnormalities that are a manifestation of nervous system dysfunction. These conditions may be caused by a wide variety of disorders which affect motor control, sensory feedback, and muscle strength including: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or MUSCULAR DISEASES.
Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.
The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep.
Impairment of the ability to coordinate the movements required for normal ambulation (WALKING) which may result from impairments of motor function or sensory feedback. This condition may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES (including CEREBELLAR DISEASES and BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES); SPINAL CORD DISEASES; or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES.
Voluntary or reflex-controlled movements of the eye.
Distinct regions of mesenchymal outgrowth at both flanks of an embryo during the SOMITE period. Limb buds, covered by ECTODERM, give rise to forelimb, hindlimb, and eventual functional limb structures. Limb bud cultures are used to study CELL DIFFERENTIATION; ORGANOGENESIS; and MORPHOGENESIS.
The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.
Simultaneous and continuous monitoring of several parameters during sleep to study normal and abnormal sleep. The study includes monitoring of brain waves, to assess sleep stages, and other physiological variables such as breathing, eye movements, and blood oxygen levels which exhibit a disrupted pattern with sleep disturbances.
Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.
The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.
Movement of a body part initiated and maintained by a mechanical or electrical device to restore normal range of motion to joints, muscles, or tendons after surgery, prosthesis implantation, contracture flexion, or long immobilization.
A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)
Impaired ambulation not attributed to sensory impairment or motor weakness. FRONTAL LOBE disorders; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES (e.g., PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS); DEMENTIA, MULTI-INFARCT; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; and other conditions may be associated with gait apraxia.
Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)
A mechanism of communicating one's own sensory system information about a task, movement or skill.
The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.
Fibers that arise from cell groups within the spinal cord and pass directly to the cerebellum. They include the anterior, posterior, and rostral spinocerebellar tracts, and the cuneocerebellar tract. (From Parent, Carpenter's Human Neuroanatomy, 9th ed, p607)
Area of the FRONTAL LOBE concerned with primary motor control located in the dorsal PRECENTRAL GYRUS immediately anterior to the central sulcus. It is comprised of three areas: the primary motor cortex located on the anterior paracentral lobule on the medial surface of the brain; the premotor cortex located anterior to the primary motor cortex; and the supplementary motor area located on the midline surface of the hemisphere anterior to the primary motor cortex.
Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.
A POSTURE in which an ideal body mass distribution is achieved. Postural balance provides the body carriage stability and conditions for normal functions in stationary position or in movement, such as sitting, standing, or walking.
The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.
The position or attitude of the body.
Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)
Locomotor behavior not involving a steering reaction, but in which there may be a turning random in direction. It includes orthokinesis, the rate of movement and klinokinesis, the amount of turning, which are related to the intensity of stimulation.
A parasomnia characterized by paroxysmal episodes of choreoathetotic, ballistic, dystonic movements, and semipurposeful activity. The episodes occur during non-rapid eye movement sleep and typically recur several times per night. (Neurology 1992 Jul;42(7 Suppl 6):61-67; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p391)
The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).
The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
Performance of complex motor acts.
Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
Sense of movement of a part of the body, such as movement of fingers, elbows, knees, limbs, or weights.
An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.
Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.
Voluntary or involuntary motion of head that may be relative to or independent of body; includes animals and humans.
The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
A pinkish-yellow portion of the midbrain situated in the rostral mesencephalic tegmentum. It receives a large projection from the contralateral half of the CEREBELLUM via the superior cerebellar peduncle and a projection from the ipsilateral MOTOR CORTEX.
Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.
A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
The rotational force about an axis that is equal to the product of a force times the distance from the axis where the force is applied.
Voluntary activity without external compulsion.
Movements or behaviors associated with sleep, sleep stages, or partial arousals from sleep that may impair sleep maintenance. Parasomnias are generally divided into four groups: arousal disorders, sleep-wake transition disorders, parasomnias of REM sleep, and nonspecific parasomnias. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p191)
A syndrome characterized by new neuromuscular symptoms that occur at least 15 years after clinical stability has been attained in patients with a prior history of symptomatic poliomyelitis. Clinical features include new muscular weakness and atrophy of the limbs, bulbar innervated musculature, and muscles of respiration, combined with excessive fatigue, joint pain, and reduced stamina. The process is marked by slow progression and periods of stabilization. (From Ann NY Acad Sci 1995 May 25;753:68-80)
Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75)
Periods of sleep manifested by changes in EEG activity and certain behavioral correlates; includes Stage 1: sleep onset, drowsy sleep; Stage 2: light sleep; Stages 3 and 4: delta sleep, light sleep, deep sleep, telencephalic sleep.
A condition characterized by recurrent episodes of daytime somnolence and lapses in consciousness (microsomnias) that may be associated with automatic behaviors and AMNESIA. CATAPLEXY; SLEEP PARALYSIS, and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS frequently accompany narcolepsy. The pathophysiology of this disorder includes sleep-onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which normally follows stage III or IV sleep. (From Neurology 1998 Feb;50(2 Suppl 1):S2-S7)
Plant-eating orthopterans having hindlegs adapted for jumping. There are two main families: Acrididae and Romaleidae. Some of the more common genera are: Melanoplus, the most common grasshopper; Conocephalus, the eastern meadow grasshopper; and Pterophylla, the true katydid.
Evaluation of manifestations of disease.
The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
A species of the genus MACACA inhabiting India, China, and other parts of Asia. The species is used extensively in biomedical research and adapts very well to living with humans.
The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.
Viral proteins that facilitate the movement of viruses between plant cells by means of PLASMODESMATA, channels that traverse the plant cell walls.
The representation of the phylogenetically oldest part of the corpus striatum called the paleostriatum. It forms the smaller, more medial part of the lentiform nucleus.
Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.
Motion of an object in which either one or more points on a line are fixed. It is also the motion of a particle about a fixed point. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The joint that is formed by the inferior articular and malleolar articular surfaces of the TIBIA; the malleolar articular surface of the FIBULA; and the medial malleolar, lateral malleolar, and superior surfaces of the TALUS.
Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.
The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.
A general term referring to a mild to moderate degree of muscular weakness, occasionally used as a synonym for PARALYSIS (severe or complete loss of motor function). In the older literature, paresis often referred specifically to paretic neurosyphilis (see NEUROSYPHILIS). "General paresis" and "general paralysis" may still carry that connotation. Bilateral lower extremity paresis is referred to as PARAPARESIS.
Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
The naturally occurring form of DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE and the immediate precursor of DOPAMINE. Unlike dopamine itself, it can be taken orally and crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is rapidly taken up by dopaminergic neurons and converted to DOPAMINE. It is used for the treatment of PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS and is usually given with agents that inhibit its conversion to dopamine outside of the central nervous system.
A stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eye and low voltage fast pattern EEG. It is usually associated with dreaming.
Physical activity of the FETUS in utero. Gross or fine fetal body movement can be monitored by the mother, PALPATION, or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.
Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.
The movement of cells from one location to another. Distinguish from CYTOKINESIS which is the process of dividing the CYTOPLASM of a cell.
Physical motion, i.e., a change in position of a body or subject as a result of an external force. It is distinguished from MOVEMENT, a process resulting from biological activity.
Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.
A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.
Surgically placed electric conductors through which ELECTRIC STIMULATION is delivered to or electrical activity is recorded from a specific point inside the body.
An increase in the rate of speed.
The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.
Upper central part of the cerebral hemisphere. It is located posterior to central sulcus, anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE, and superior to the TEMPORAL LOBES.
The tendency of a phenomenon to recur at regular intervals; in biological systems, the recurrence of certain activities (including hormonal, cellular, neural) may be annual, seasonal, monthly, daily, or more frequently (ultradian).
Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see SLEEP APNEA, CENTRAL), obstructive (see SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE), and mixed central-obstructive types.
An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
Cells specialized to transduce mechanical stimuli and relay that information centrally in the nervous system. Mechanoreceptor cells include the INNER EAR hair cells, which mediate hearing and balance, and the various somatosensory receptors, often with non-neural accessory structures.
Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.
A superfamily of various freshwater CRUSTACEA, in the infraorder Astacidea, comprising the crayfish. Common genera include Astacus and Procambarus. Crayfish resemble lobsters, but are usually much smaller.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
An abrupt voluntary shift in ocular fixation from one point to another, as occurs in reading.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Walking aids generally having two handgrips and four legs.
Falls due to slipping or tripping which may result in injury.
A departure from the normal gait in animals.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The presence of an increased amount of blood in a body part or an organ leading to congestion or engorgement of blood vessels. Hyperemia can be due to increase of blood flow into the area (active or arterial), or due to obstruction of outflow of blood from the area (passive or venous).
Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.
Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.
The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.
The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.
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... such as in Parkinsonian gait. However, it is not currently clear if this approach could identify more subtle gait deviations, ... Gait performance was measured simultaneously using inertial sensors and an optoelectronic marker based system. The ACL-R group ... This approach has proved successful in the identification of gait deviations in populations where substantial differences from ... This study demonstrates that quantification of gyroscope features can successfully identify changes associated with ACL-R gait ...
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... model human movement. Kinetics and kinematics of human movement are covered as well as the basics of biomaterials. OpenSim, a ... Students build and program small computing systems that demonstrate the principles on which all information processing devices ... Examples of topics include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, gait analysis, prosthetics, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. ... freely available software package, is used to explore kinematics of the upper and lower limb.. Prerequisites: Biol 222 or Kin ...
On the other hand, the reliability of these devices to detect various events, such as freezing of gait and dyskinesia, has been ... By using accelerometers and gyroscopes, these devices can quantify motor abnormalities, including decreased activity and gait ... These devices are designed to record changes in overall movements (voluntary limb and trunk movements-induced signals) and ... Gait Analysis. Wearable sensors are widely used for human gait analysis and explore a variety of gait characteristics [16, 34 ...
Typical stepping force versus time curves constructed and for normal hind and front paws before the induction of arthritis (c,d ... We hypothesized that there would be a change in stepping force in these animals in the ipsilateral affected limb leading to ... A decrease in stepping force is one of the most commonly observed functional disabilities in arthritic animals and humans. The ... Furthermore, the stepping force and movement of the rodent cannot be synchronized due to the inflexible nature of the ...
Human-centered design. Abstract: To execute a lower limb movement task, the central nervous system (CNS) in human makes ... Abstract: Human gait analysis is a common but also challenging method to diagnose and characterize gait disorders. In recent ... It can also create movement out of its training data, although not highly correlated with the trajectory performed by a human. ... Keywords: Human-machine interaction, Exoskeletons, Biomechanics. Abstract: The ability to efficiently assist human movement via ...
... but measuring changes in muscle function and identifying compensatory walking gait could lead to earlier detection. ... As participants walked, time series data was collected to create a core-limb coupling coefficient, which compares core and limb ... The authors use phase space reconstruction to capture the dynamics in the complex system of the human gait pattern. Their work ... Using inexpensive inertial sensors, they measured the movements of different parts of the body in test subjects, viewing the ...
Adouni, M., Shirazi-Adl, A., & Shirazi, R. (2012). Computational biodynamics of human knee joint in gait: From muscle forces to ... 2007). OpenSim: Open-source software to create and analyze dynamic simulations of movement. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical ... 2004). A new method to investigate in vivo knee behavior using a finite element model of the lower limb. Journal of ... Bendjaballah, M. Z., Shirazi-Adl, A., & Zukor, D. J. (1997). Finite element analysis of human knee joint in varus-valgus. ...
Portions of the gait cycle when a muscles activation exceeded its mean value for the gait cycle are indicated at the top of ... Muscles actuate movement by generating forces. The forces generated by muscles are highly dependent on their fibre lengths, yet ... Fibre operating lengths of human lower limb muscles during walking. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 May 27;366(1570): ... Fibre operating lengths of human lower limb muscles during walking. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 May 27;366(1570): ...
The arrangement of striated muscle in modern humans conforms to the basic plan seen in all pronograde quadrupedal vertebrates ... the order of mammals to which humans belong) inherited the primitive quadrupedal stance and locomotion, but since their ... Both of those movements are made possible by rearrangements of the muscles crossing the hip. ... Changes in the muscles of the upper limb. The human upper limb has retained an overall generalized structure, with its details ...
  • A gait is a pattern of limb movements made during locomotion. (
  • Like other birds, ostriches use three-dimensional limb joint motions during locomotion [ 6 - 8 ] and have specialized passive structures at the hip, including bony stops (e.g. the antitrochanter), which play an unclear role during movement [ 9 - 14 ]. (
  • Human gait refers to locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs . (
  • Despite an evolution toward corticospinal control of arm and hand movements, quadrupedal limb coordination persists during locomotion. (
  • Turning was accomplished without rotation of the body disk by defining a different limb as the center limb and shifting other limb identities correspondingly, and then continuing locomotion in the direction of the newly defined anterior. (
  • This orientation allows them to specialize for directional movement even while retaining radial symmetry ( Beklemishev, 1969 ), further underscoring the influence of locomotion on body plan. (
  • Unlike most other echinoderms, brittle stars do not use their tube feet for locomotion ( Lawrence, 1987 ), relying instead on the actions of five long, multi-jointed limbs that apply forces to the substrate ( Romanes, 1885 ). (
  • However, while qualitative assessment can give insight into locomotion, the high variability in limb movements and the need to simultaneously track multiple identical limbs limits the usefulness of such methods. (
  • This has direct consequences for locomotion (potentially greater limb muscle stresses during standing and moving). (
  • With efficiencies derived from evolution, growth and learning, humans are very well-tuned for locomotion. (
  • While strong natural pressures have already shaped human locomotion, improvements in efficiency are still possible. (
  • The primates (the order of mammals to which humans belong) inherited the primitive quadrupedal stance and locomotion, but since their appearance in the Late Cretaceous Period some 65 million years ago, several groups have modified their locomotor system to concentrate on the use of the arms for propulsion through the trees. (
  • There is little direct fossil evidence about the common ancestor of modern humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas, so inferences about its habitat and locomotion must be made. (
  • The major muscular changes directly associated with the shift to bipedal locomotion are seen in the lower limb. (
  • Bipedality, by freeing the hands from primary involvement with support and locomotion, enabled the development of manual dexterity and thus the manufacture and use of tools, which has been linked to the development in human ancestors of language and other intellectual capacities. (
  • Movement on appendages is the most common form of terrestrial locomotion, it is the basic form of locomotion of two major groups with many terrestrial members, the vertebrates and the arthropods. (
  • In human locomotion, the ankle plays an important energetic role, and supplies substantially more positive power than the knee and hip. (
  • He examines how standing balance and locomotion can be affected by manipulating sensory inputs, in order to better understand the role of sensory information in the control of balance and movement. (
  • A contribution of area 5 of the posterior parietal cortex to the planning of visually guided locomotion: limb-specific and limb-independent effects. (
  • Animals that are capable of bipedal locomotion show anatomical adaptations to this mode of gait . (
  • For instance, there is a restructuring of the upper limb, from shoulder to fingers, as that limb ceases to be employed for locomotion, and becomes an instrument for carrying and for manipulating. (
  • How did bipedal locomotion develop in human evolution ? (
  • In addition, different types of healthy and pathological movement patterns will be examined including balance, posture, and locomotion with special emphasis on their control, development and learning. (
  • Human feet have evolved to facilitate bipedal locomotion, losing an opposable digit that grasped branches in favor of a longitudinal arch (LA) that stiffens the foot and aids bipedal gait. (
  • For steady locomotion, moving at different speeds requires the muscle-tendon units of the leg to modulate the amount of mechanical power the limb absorbs and outputs in each step. (
  • Swinging of the leg is an important part of human locomotion. (
  • Review of the literature based on a selective search (PubMed) on the terms gait, gait disorder, locomotion, elderly, geriatric and ageing (2000 11/2009) and the findings of the authors own studies on gait changes in old age and on the functional brain imaging of gait control. (
  • Current research topics in the study of gait disturbances are also discussed, including quantitative gait analysis, interactions between locomotion and cognition (dual tasking), and functional imaging approaches. (
  • On the other hand, a gait disturbance in old age is said to be present when the patient walks even more slowly than expected for age, or when there are qualitative abnormalities of locomotion, such as disturbances of the initiation of gait or of balance while walking ( 9 ). (
  • Designed by artist James Stelarc (who has also created other such systems), it is an exoskeleton with six robotic legs that are controlled by the leg and hand movements of its pilot. (
  • Here we show that the metabolic rate of human walking can be reduced by an unpowered ankle exoskeleton. (
  • The exoskeleton consumes no chemical or electrical energy and delivers no net positive mechanical work, yet reduces the metabolic cost of walking by 7.2 ± 2.6% for healthy human users under natural conditions, comparable to savings with powered devices. (
  • Another proposal, titled Brain Machine Interface Control of a Therapeutic Exoskeleton, plans to combine a human-robot interface with a noninvasive brain-machine to allow the patient to use his or her thoughts to control the movement of the robot to better rehabilitate the upper limb affected by stroke. (
  • A robotic exoskeleton controlled by the wearer's own nervous system could help users regain limb function, which is encouraging news for people with partial nervous system impairment, say University of Michigan researchers. (
  • The U-M team has no plans to build a commercial exoskeleton, but their results suggest promising applications for rehabilitation and physical therapy, and a similar approach could be used by other groups who do build such technology. (
  • In the U-M device, electrodes were attached to the wearer's leg and those electrical signals received from the brain were translated into movement by the exoskeleton. (
  • Initially the wearer's gait was disrupted because the mechanical power added by the exoskeleton made the muscle stronger. (
  • Nowadays, lower extremity rehabilitation exoskeleton composed of a pair of mechanical legs has been introduced into body weight supported treadmill training, which can guide and assist the movements of the patient's legs. (
  • However, active movements of the patient are hardly to be achieved when the rehabilitation exoskeleton is controlled by a commonly utilized position-based passive strategy. (
  • Human-exoskeleton interaction torques are evaluated by a backpropagation neural network and a disturbance observer whose stability is proved by Lyapunov's law. (
  • In order to promote the involvement of patient during the rehabilitation training, fuzzy algorithm is used to adjust the impedance parameters according to the human-exoskeleton interaction torques. (
  • Forward and inverse predictive model for the trajectory tracking control of a lower limb exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation: Simulation modelling analysis. (
  • PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered exoskeleton orthosis that allows users with spinal cord injury, recovering from stroke, or with other mobility disabilities to walk independently. (
  • Different gait patterns are characterized by differences in limb-movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, kinetic and potential energy cycles, and changes in the contact with the ground. (
  • However, studies have identified that gait patterns in deafferented or immobilized animals are more simplistic than in neurologically intact animals. (
  • The idea was to look at how much energy it costs to walk in a stable fashion compared to other movement patterns. (
  • Prof Sellers explains: 'As technology has advanced and with musculoskeletal models becoming increasingly sophisticated, previous simulation models are becoming extremely unrealistic in relation to gait patterns so we have to adapt the way we think and research. (
  • However, other bipeds like kangaroos have radically different mechanisms of gait, and quadrupeds such as the horse have a much fuller repertoire of gaits including walking, trotting, cantering, and galloping, that involve quite different patterns of movement. (
  • Bonnefoy-Mazure A, Sagawa Y Jr, Lascombes P, De Coulon G, Armand S (2014) A descriptive analysis of the upper limb patterns during gait in individuals with cerebral palsy. (
  • Furthermore, the natural human tendency to see patterns in randomness ( Zusne and Jones, 1989 ) combined with the sheer diversity of tetrapod gaits ( Hildebrand, 1985b ) means that almost any pattern of limb movements could be perceived as a coordinated gait. (
  • We combined experimental measurements of joint angles and muscle activation patterns during walking with a musculoskeletal model that captures the relationships between muscle fibre lengths, joint angles and muscle activations for muscles of the lower limb. (
  • Abnormal gait patterns have many causes and may represent either a primary or secondary (ie, compensatory) gait dysfunction. (
  • However, when abnormal movements occurred in the mutant mice, their synapses produced irregular patterns of activity. (
  • Current robotics that help rehabilitate gait use a set of patterns created from observations of how people walk. (
  • Further, participants were learning to make whatever hand-eye-bodily-self patterns of coordination they needed to make in order to move the game controls so that their sense of themselves (as vehicle) would move successfully. (
  • And these guys are building arrays of these things, with which they can discern more elaborate spatial patterns. (
  • Clinicians cannot make decisions during rehabilitation regarding movement reinforcement or retraining without understanding of the relation between movement patterns and functional ability. (
  • This investigation provides the framework to develop interpretable measures that classify compensatory movement patterns and neural control strategies as either beneficial or detrimental using measures of muscle demand and muscle synergies. (
  • Such tools will be used to investigate movement patterns in healthy, aging, and pathological populations, including those with an amputated limb, peripheral arterial disease, and who have experienced a stroke. (
  • Though there are differences in footfall patterns and speed of the various gaits, historically they were collectively referred to as an "amble. (
  • Torsion adapters in lower limb prostheses aim to increase comfort, mobility and health of users by allowing rotation in the transversal plane. (
  • In the last two decades, the development of lower limb prostheses focused on supporting users in gait situations with straight direction like straight walking on level ground or climbing stairs and ramps. (
  • The goal of Control of Powered Segmented Legs for Humanoids and Rehabilitation Robotics is to uncover the principles behind the biomechanical design and neuromuscular control of human legs in a variety of gaits and to transfer these principles to the design and control of powered leg prostheses and robotic rehabilitation devices. (
  • In some areas of human performance such as running at sprinting speed, prostheses have become so advanced that experts have debated whether they restore [ 1 ] or augment [ 2 ] performance beyond the biological limb. (
  • Advanced energy storage and return in lower-limb prostheses using miniature hydraulic systems. (
  • Lower limb prostheses that can generate net positive mechanical work may restore more ambulation modes to amputees. (
  • The team also helps wounded veterans with lower-limb prostheses improve their lives by focusing on rehabilitative training methods. (
  • Concentrates on lower limb anatomy and how normal gait and movement is enabled. (
  • Leg length discrepancy, due to uneven leg lengths, can impact the normal gait of the person. (
  • Normal gait is characterized by a phase-dependent modulation of cutaneous reflexes. (
  • Methods: Our model includes bony geometry for the full body, 37 degrees of freedom to define joint kinematics, Hill-type models of 80 muscle-tendon units actuating the lower limbs, and 17 ideal torque actuators driving the upper body. (
  • This study also investigated gait classification and limb kinematics during quadrupedal running, which play a crucial role in aspects such as increasing running speed to certain biomechanical demands such as flexible spine movement. (
  • We developed tables that include a list of desired clinical gait kinematics and the parameter modifications necessary to alter them. (
  • They used what they described as "kinematic and kinetic analyses", which enabled them to observe movements of runners' bodies (their "running gait") in space (kinematics) and the forces involved in producing the movements (kinetics). (
  • Human gait is defined as bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of the center of gravity of the human body, in which there are alternate sinuous movements of different segments of the body with least expenditure of energy. (
  • The six-legged robot both extends the body and transforms its bipedal gait into a 6-legged insect-like movement. (
  • Dietz V (2011) Quadrupedal coordination of bipedal gait: implications for movement disorders. (
  • and, for the short periods that they spend on the ground, they walk only on their hind limbs (in a bipedal fashion). (
  • The group that is exclusively bipedal is the birds, which have an alternating gait. (
  • Only a few mammals such as humans and the giant pangolin commonly show an alternating bipedal gait. (
  • Although in the past, humans experienced walking and running using two arms and two legs, most humans eventually became bipedal. (
  • The fossils show that elements of the human bipedal complex were developed early in hominization. (
  • Behrman AL, Teitelbaum P, Cauraugh JH (1998) Verbal instructional sets to normalise the temporal and spatial gait variables in Parkinson's disease. (
  • The use of inertial sensors to characterize pathological gait has traditionally been based on the calculation of temporal and spatial gait variables from inertial sensor data. (
  • One of the most widely accepted theories splits the body into 'locomotor' and 'passenger' sections - the pelvis and lower limbs versus the head, arms, and trunk (Perry and Burnfield 2010). (
  • This study tested whether brittle stars possess distinct locomotor modes with strong inter-limb coordination as seen in limbed animals in other phyla (e.g. tetrapods and arthropods), or instead move each limb independently according to local sensory feedback. (
  • Two locomotor modes were observed, distinguishable mainly by whether the central limb was directed forwards or backwards. (
  • Many patients with stroke are suffering lower limb locomotor dysfunctions all over the world. (
  • In this study we utilised a novel combination of ultrasound imaging and motion analysis to examine how medial gastrocnemius (MG) muscle-tendon unit behaviour is adjusted to meet the varying mechanical demands of different locomotor speeds during walking and running in humans. (
  • The results highlighted key differences in MG fascicle shortening velocity with both locomotor speed and gait. (
  • 02. Assess a client's lower limb biomechanics, and identify and explain any gait abnormalities and possible aetiologies. (
  • These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could one day help engineers design steadier robots and improve doctors' understanding of human gait abnormalities. (
  • Cerebral palsy, spina bifida (also called myelomeningocele), and other neuromuscular conditions can lead to gait abnormalities in children (gait is how a person walks). (
  • However, it is not clear exactly how these abnormalities are able to circumvent the systems that usually act to suppress unnecessary movements. (
  • When the first symptoms arose, the pigs developed gait abnormalities, where one hind limb became lame and they walked less. (
  • It is possible, however, that abnormalities are present in this patient group since the gait in PD patients is unstable. (
  • 2004). A new method to investigate in vivo knee behavior using a finite element model of the lower limb. (
  • Three-dimensional musculoskeletal model of the lower limb during one gait cycle. (
  • The researchers found that by increasing lateral stability in the simulation it increases the energetic cost, but also the realism of the generated walking gait in a chimpanzee musculoskeletal model. (
  • Full-Body Musculoskeletal Model for Muscle-Driven Simulation of Human Gait. (
  • Our goal was to create an open-source, three-dimensional musculoskeletal model with high-fidelity representations of the lower limb musculature of healthy young individuals that can be used to generate accurate simulations of gait. (
  • Full body musculoskeletal model with muscle-actuated lower extremity and torque-actuated torso/upper extremity for use in dynamic simulations of human movement. (
  • Existing gait data were combined with a newly developed musculoskeletal model to generate simulations of ostrich walking and running that predict muscle excitations, force and mechanical work. (
  • They provide a model-based estimation method, which enables to build a musculoskeletal model and analyze movements and muscle functions conveniently. (
  • We used this musculoskeletal model to produce a simulation of muscle-tendon dynamics during walking and calculated fibre operating lengths (i.e. the length of muscle fibres relative to their optimal fibre length) for 17 lower limb muscles. (
  • This may protect the ankle joints and lower limbs from some of the impact-related injuries experienced by rear-foot strikers. (
  • The device uses a mechanical clutch to hold a spring as it is stretched and relaxed by ankle movements when the foot is on the ground, helping to fulfil one function of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon. (
  • An active Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO) could represent an assistive tool for lower-limb amputees to reduce the additional metabolic effort resulting from compensatory strategies due to walking with a passive prosthesis. (
  • Moreover, the paper presents the control strategy developed to provide knee and ankle assistance and the experimental results with two volunteers with lower-limb amputation. (
  • The stiffness of an Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (AFO) that aims to assist walking affects the gait biomechanics of patients with impaired gait. (
  • In patients with equinus (spastic paresis of the lower leg), impaired gait is a consequence of an increased passive ankle joint stiffness (originated from calf muscles) in combination with reduced active muscle strength. (
  • Though standard AFOs affect clinically relevant improvements of gait parameters, their designs interfere with the range of motion of the ankle joint. (
  • We hypothesize that, by lowering the total passive ankle joint stiffness with the AFO, patient s active range of motion will increase while supporting the patients muscle forces during gait. (
  • Treadmill & Video Gait Analysis Lower Limb, Foot & Ankle Acupuncture. (
  • 2017. Precise coding of ankle angle and velocity by human calf muscle spindles. . (
  • The researchers have demonstrated that the technology could reconstruct the complex three-dimensional movements of the ankle, knee, and hip joints during human treadmill walking and enable users to control a computer cursor with their thoughts. (
  • Her research falls in the area of biomechanics of the human lower limb, with a focus on the analysis of human gait and foot and ankle biomechanics. (
  • This finding may also have a role in other clinical applications where small gait deviations exist. (
  • Instead of gait analysis being confined to complex biomechanics laboratories, as with traditional gait analysis tools, gait analysis with inertial sensors could take place during regular clinical check-ups, in the home and ubiquitously as people go about their daily lives [ 5 ]. (
  • d) Create clinical records in keeping with legal and ethical standards. (
  • f) Make and justify clinical decisions for the management of common medical disorders. (
  • This proposal aims to address these limitations by designing and manufacturing new pill-sized soft capsule robots that can be precisely controlled remotely to enable diagnostic and therapeutic functions in the digestive tract for clinical and potentially personal use. (
  • Almost every approach to treat neurodegenerative diseases ultimately requires testing in an animal model before initiation of a clinical trial in humans. (
  • The aim of the SCIRehab project was to provide detailed information on treatments delivered by rehabilitation disciplines and to contribute to outcomes-based guidelines for clinical decision-making. (
  • Led by Dr. Richard Jones the principal aim of this research area is to undertake investigative clinical biomechanics research in healthy and pathological populations to gain an increased understanding into the movement of the knee joint. (
  • Based on the physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, motor control and development, and bio-psychosociology of human movement, the Exercise Science doctoral program is aimed at improving movement function and physical activity level using evidence-based approaches through interdisciplinary clinical and translational research. (
  • Directed by principal investigator Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E., the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Mayo Clinic offers state-of-the-art treatment planning for patients with movement difficulties, aids in documenting results of therapeutic procedures, and conducts research on future clinical applications of human movement analysis. (
  • A key benefit of motion analysis is improved clinical decision-making. (
  • gait analysis, while at the same time addressing advanced mathematical tech-niques used for computer modelling and clinical study. (
  • There are excellent onsite facilities at LSBU, including an Academy of Sport, an onsite clinic, and state-of-the-art clinical and human performance laboratories. (
  • Research spans numerous locations, including the operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, intensive care units, pain management clinics and the Mayo Clinical Research Unit made possible by the Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. (
  • A clinically oriented classification of gait disorders is proposed, which, on the basis of the characterization of gait and the accompanying clinical findings, enables identification of the etiological factors and points the way to rational therapy. (
  • The clinical overview also incorporates the authors own findings on age-related changes in gait and on the functional cerebral imaging of gait control. (
  • In recent years, prosthetic limbs have transformed from the unwieldy designs of the last century into more life-like limb substitutes that give users a more intuitive feel for their adopted limb. (
  • University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have developed a noninvasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs, and digital avatars. (
  • Develops knowledge of the aetiology and pathology of musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and lower limb. (
  • To test the functional significance of the PIMs, we compared foot and lower limb mechanics with and without a tibial nerve block that prevented contraction of these muscles. (
  • Cognitive (pronounced KOG-ni-tiv ) rehabilitation therapy involves relearning or improving skills, such as thinking, learning, memory, planning, and decision making that may have been lost or affected by brain injury. (
  • Vocational (pronounced voh-KEY-shuh-nl ) rehabilitation aids in building skills for going to school or working at a job. (
  • A controller that is both flexible and easy to set up for upper-limb functional electrical stimulation (FES), which has been trialled as an adjunct to physiotherapy in stroke rehabilitation. (
  • Recent development of mechanisms and control strategies for robot-assisted lower limb rehabilitation. (
  • Another area of research at McGill University uses electromyographic, kinematic and kinetic approaches to study the influence of various pathologies such as whiplash injuries and repetitive motion disorders on posture and movement, with applications towards rehabilitation and occupational health and the study musculoskeletal disorders associated with the workplace. (
  • The IMSL is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that specializes in rehabilitation science and human movement research. (
  • Traditional rehabilitation emphasizes prosthetic function, mobility/gait training, and targeted remediation of physical impairment, neglecting the underlying comorbidities and poor health self-management that contribute to dysvascular amputation. (
  • Characterizing physical function and the influence of rehabilitation and comorbidity on functional recovery is a necessary next step to advance the care for people with non-traumatic lower limb amputation. (
  • The purpose of this study is to describe functional outcomes during and after rehabilitation for people with dysvascular lower limb amputation. (
  • The registry, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, promises to collect data to improve prevention, treatment and rehabilitation efforts related to limb loss. (
  • The Limb Loss and Preservation Registry is the first national effort to collect data to improve prevention, treatment and rehabilitation efforts related to limb loss. (
  • Stroke and spinal cord injury patients often require gait rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or to help strengthen their muscles. (
  • The medical, healthcare, and rehabilitation professions key text for Harmonic analysis of running gait book 18 years on by: Gait analysis was performed in N=14 healthy subjects during two separate sessions, each including 6-minute bouts of treadmill walking and running at different speeds (i.e., 85% and 11% of each. (
  • Originally used in analytical contexts in the biomedical field to study muscle development, atrophy, or gait, they are increasingly used in interactive contexts to aid in stroke rehabilitation or even allow prosthetic limb control. (
  • The cables at the rear can be used also for rehabilitation on the treadmill - as resistance and for gait correction training. (
  • The second trend involved shortening the trunk, relocating the shoulder blades, and, most important, steadily increasing the emphasis on hind-limb support and truncal erectness. (
  • The obvious skeletal changes are in the length of the hind limb, the development of the heel, and the change in the shape of the knee joint so that its surface is flat and not evenly rounded. (
  • SL)/mean SL]), hind limb shared stance time (time that both hind limbs are in contact with the belt), or paw drag (total area of the paw on the belt from full stance to paw lift-off) can also be extracted, and have been reported to be changed in various neurodegenerative disease models 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 (see Table 1 ). (
  • A month later, they had even less control over hind limb movements, and as the phenotype gradually worsened, similar symptoms affected the front legs. (
  • Recognition of conditions relating to the lower limb, which impact on mobility and stability through the life cycle will be explored. (
  • Although current gold standard gait analysis tools, such as stereophotogrammetry and force plates, provide high quality kinematic data, these systems also have many pitfalls such as their cost, their setup time and the fact they are confined to the camera defined collection space. (
  • Using inexpensive inertial sensors, they measured the movements of different parts of the body in test subjects, viewing the body as a kinematic chain. (
  • In sports science, the theory of kinematic chain is the most classical one in explaining the transmission of human body power," author Jian An said. (
  • To gather detailed information about the insects' gait, the researchers utilized a technique Revzen developed several years ago called kinematic phase analysis. (
  • In kinematic phase analysis, the signals are converted into a wave graph that illustrates the animal's movement pattern. (
  • For human gait analysis, the researchers say their non-invasive, high-resolution kinematic phase approach could be valuable in the biomedical community. (
  • In this study, we demonstrate the use of kinematic gait analysis based on ventral plane imaging to monitor the subtle changes in motor coordination as well as the progression of neurodegeneration with advancing age in mouse models ( e.g., endophilin mutant mouse lines). (
  • One aspect of motor behavior assessment in rodents is kinematic gait analysis, which can be performed by VPI (also called ventral plane videography) 1 , 2 . (
  • Many motion capture systems allow the collection of kinetic and kinematic variables of human motion using marker-based methods. (
  • The lab team can analyze all aspects of gait and movement and provide physical performance testing services, including quantitative strength testing, kinematic and kinetic measurements, and mobility assessments. (
  • The arrangement of striated muscle in modern humans conforms to the basic plan seen in all pronograde quadrupedal vertebrates and mammals (that is, all vertebrates and mammals that assume a horizontal and four-legged posture). (
  • The upright posture probably was quite well established by 3 million to 3.5 million years ago, as evidenced both by the form of the limb bones and by the preserved footprints of early hominins found from that time. (
  • d) Use recognised procedures to assess foot posture and dynamic gait. (
  • In addition to gait dynamics parameters, posture parameters can also be extracted from the recorded videos. (
  • The posture and gait dynamics data allow drawing conclusions on animal balance (by posture parameters and their variability over several steps) and coordination (by gait dynamics parameters). (
  • Human feet have evolved uniquely among primates, losing an opposable first digit in favor of a pronounced arch to enhance our ability to walk and run with an upright posture. (
  • b) Explain the link between footwear and the development of lower limb pathologies. (
  • Encoders on the hip joints provides the data that will allow the human controller to move and direct the machine as well as vary the speed at which it will travel. (
  • The distal limb muscles are also highly specialized, consisting of extremely long tendons that cross mobile metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints. (
  • However, these adaptations also contribute to the extremely complex ostrich pelvic limb musculoskeletal structure, which consists of more than 30 muscles-the majority of which are multiarticular-that cross joints with multiple degrees of freedom (DOF). (
  • The shapes and contours of the bones and their joints create pathways, like dry riverbeds, which, come the flood, will direct the water along preferred paths. (
  • Our next port of call for this journey through the walking body will be the foot and how it creates a sequence of events in the bones and joints. (
  • b) List factors that influence the position of lower limb joints. (
  • In the present case report, we provide evidence that compensated Trendelenburg gait may represent a secondary gait dysfunction stemming from somatic dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints. (
  • The human foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. (
  • And the ball and socket joints of the hip and shoulder provide pretty much endless fascination for me in movement when I focus on them, providing for a range of small to large linear and circular movements. (
  • When the human being stands or walks in the upright position, the axis of the body mass passes from the joint at the base of the cranium, close to the vertebral column , through the hip joints, and down the lower limbs to meet the ground between the feet. (
  • The conversion of the gorilla's pattern of structure and function to that of humans involves changes of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. (
  • The inflammation of the body's joints, causing pain, swelling and difficulty in body movement. (
  • Some fascinating observations about how the activity of the joints and ideas of 'swinging' pendulums contribute to distinctive forms of 'gait' all contribute to our understanding of grace. (
  • Orthotics (pronounced awr-THOT-iks ), which are devices that aim to improve movement and prevent contracture in the upper and lower limbs. (
  • and impact distribution to soft tissues of the upper and lower limbs. (
  • Inertial sensor technology has the potential to bring gait analysis outside of the biomechanics laboratory and allow gait analysis to be more accessible to a wider group of clinicians and researchers on a more regular basis [ 1 , 2 ]. (
  • Humans will relate to, and work more naturally with, robots that resemble people, Mizuuchi theorizes, and the creation of WABIAN-2 by the Takanishi Laboratory at Waseda University. (
  • The pediatric Gait Analysis Laboratory at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was created in 1993 to provide the medical community with state-of-the art, computer-assisted motion analysis of the complex gait cycle. (
  • Alongside this, the Biocybernetics Laboratory is concerned with the accurate control of human limb movement. (
  • In Dr. Scott Delp's Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory at Stanford, digital humans walk across the computer screen, their visible musculoskeletal system revealing the complex interplay of muscles, bones, momentum and gravity that makes up human movement. (
  • Dr. Delp, now chairman of bioengineering at Stanford, helped establish the laboratory, which makes its computerized simulations of biological systems, ranging from molecules to entire organisms, available to scientists and clinicians studying the mechanisms of neuromuscular disease. (
  • However, this type of analysis must be performed in the laboratory or on specifically constructed basketball court. (
  • Modern motion analysis techniques such as those used in the Motion Analysis Laboratory can evaluate all aspects of a patient's gait at one time, allowing simultaneous treatment of multiple issues. (
  • Using objective data gathered in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, clinicians can determine the most appropriate surgery or other treatment to correct each person's gait issue or other movement disorder. (
  • As the first part of Gait Analysis Laboratory, the book should act as a primer for your explora-tion within the GaitLab environment. (
  • Research in the Aerospace Medicine & Vestibular Research Laboratory primarily focuses on investigating problems that emanate from human exposure to the high and extreme altitude, acceleration, and spatial disorientation environment. (
  • Aphasia Laboratory director, Sabine Heuer, observes as a test subject performs computer mouse movements on two monitors. (
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, which aim to either make a person's communication more understandable or take the place of a communication method. (
  • Cerebellar inputs to intraparietal cortex areas LIP and MIP: functional frameworks for adaptive control of eye movements, reaching, and arm/eye/head movement coordination. (
  • Furthermore, all the patients were described as having "limb ataxia and more prominent gait ataxia" - ataxia being a lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. (
  • It began with unsteadiness of gait, shakiness and lack of coordination. (
  • A study of the hand motion of stroke patients helped to demonstrate how smoothness and coordination of movement are quantified. (
  • The axonal degeneration in CMT causes distal muscle weakness and atrophy, resulting in gait problems and difficulties with basic motor coordination skills. (
  • The H304R/R mice have significant defects in motor skills, including grip strength, motor coordination, and gait and also related defects in neuromuscular junction architecture. (
  • Cerebral palsy ( CP ) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, [1] non- contagious conditions that cause physical disability in human development . (
  • Dr. William Craelius, Rutgers University, created the first multi-finger prosthesis, combining new understanding of musculoskeletal signaling with advances in human-to-machine communication. (
  • To enable intuitive operation of powered artificial legs, an interface between user and prosthesis that can recognize the user's movement intent is desired. (
  • This study aimed to report (1) a flexible platform to implement and optimize neural control of powered lower limb prosthesis and (2) an experimental setup and protocol to evaluate neural prosthesis control on patients with lower limb amputations. (
  • The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) demonstrate a technique that can be used to directly estimate the inertial properties of a below-knee prosthesis, and 2) contrast the effects of the proposed technique and that of using intact limb inertial properties on joint kinetic estimates during walking in unilateral, transtibial amputees. (
  • Other related research on running, prosthesis and orthotic wear, sports equipment and gait acquisition throughout the lifespan is also underway. (
  • Then, through the design of a novel actuation system, a network of sensors, a pair of computer controlled strap-on robotic legs, and an intelligent algorithm, he created the BLEEX to follow the wearer's gait faithfully while carrying major loads. (
  • Additionally, muscle power is an important biomechanical parameter in human gait analysis [17-19]. (
  • However, during total hip arthroplasty, THA and LDH-THA, the resection of bone and the insertion of a femoral stem make the reconstruction of hip biomechanical parameters hard to achieve [ 17 ]. (
  • Further stress is also placed on the foot and biomechanical system from other rapid movements, common in sport. (
  • Recent research has also used this technology to examine the interrelation of physiological and biomechanical parameters during skating and/or the execution of novel multi-joint movement tasks. (
  • New research suggests that there may be a deep biomechanical reason governing the gaits we choose in different situations. (
  • Using multi-channel electrical stimulation, the aim is to control the gait and thus rehabilitate hemiplegic patients as well as treating circulatory diseases and assisting control of the pulmonary ventilation system. (
  • Deafferentation involves transecting the dorsal roots of the spinal cord that innervate the animal's limbs, which impedes transmission of sensory information while keeping motor innervation of muscles intact. (
  • Hand splints and arm braces can help the upper limbs remain supple and unclenched after a spinal cord injury. (
  • The experiments suggested that hyperactive synapses in the spinal cord trigger the movements, but that the brain is often able to counteract them. (
  • This could benefit stroke patients or patients with incomplete injuries of the spinal cord," said Daniel Ferris, associate professor in movement science at U-M. "For patients that can walk slowly, a brace like this may help them walk faster and more effectively. (
  • The Kickstart Walking System is an exoskeletal orthosis and gait trainer designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or walking disabilities or neurological injuries or disabilities such as stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, or muscular dystrophy. (
  • In these large animal models, the anatomical dimensions of the spinal cord are very similar to humans," said Marsala. (
  • In 2012, a DNA study found that horses from several gaited and harness racing breeds carried a mutation on the gene DMRT3, which controls the spinal neurological circuits related to limb movement and motion. (
  • The research could help inform the best ways of building assistive or prosthetic devices for humans, or help strength and conditioning professionals assist people who have had spinal-cord injury or a stroke, Sawicki and Farris say. (
  • c) Describe common aetiologies for abnormal gait. (
  • The mouse is a new model for testing how dysfunction in the CNS causes specific abnormal movements and postures. (
  • Sometimes the movements are repetitive, for example, abnormal or spasmodic blinking. (
  • So severe was the tremor that 5 of the patients suffered from epileptic seizures, progressing from "Jacksonian seizures," a type of epilepsy that are initiated with abnormal electrical activity within the primary motor cortex, and may involve a wide range of behaviors from drooling, smacking of the lips, apparently purposeful movements such as turning of the head, etc. (
  • Patients visiting their family physician because of gait disturbances complain most often of pain, joint stiffness, numbness, weakness, and an abnormal pattern of gait ( 7 ). (
  • Theory is developed associated with patients presenting with common systemic or acquired disorders that may cause lower limb pathologies. (
  • All broilers used had no observed lameness, but we document the limb pathologies identified post mortem, since these two factors do not always correlate, as shown here. (
  • Effects of gait training with body weight support on a treadmill versus overground in individuals with stroke. (
  • The principle of imaging-based gait analysis is to measure the paw area in contact with the treadmill belt over time, for each individual paw. (
  • As the patient walks on the treadmill, the cables at the front assist the movement of the legs with support. (
  • 2017. Influence of emotional stimuli on lower limb cutaneous reflexes during human gait. . (
  • PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a robotic orthosis to assist individuals with mobility disabilities with gait. (
  • Physical therapy treatments and services focus on restoring the individual's mobility (movement) and function, and preventing of further disability. (
  • Video analysis revealed that in quadrupedal running, humans employed a transverse gallop with a small angular excursion. (
  • These results suggest that in the future, the fastest human on the planet might be a quadrupedal runner at the 2048 Olympics. (
  • The increased flexion of the limb at the knee as humans change from walking to running can be regarded as a attempt to shorten the length of the pendulum, so allowing faster swings forward. (
  • Work and force estimates show that ostrich gaits are partially hip-driven with the bi-articular hip-knee muscles driving stance mechanics. (
  • The quadriceps specifically the vastus medilalis, play the important role of stabilizing the patella and the knee joint during gait. (
  • Computational biodynamics of human knee joint in gait: From muscle forces to cartilage stresses. (
  • Finite element analysis of human knee joint in varus-valgus. (
  • 2002). A finite element model of the human knee joint for the study of tibio-femoral contact. (
  • Subject-specific finite element analysis of the human medial collateral ligament during valgus knee loading. (
  • 2002). Simulation of a knee joint replacement during a gait cycle using explicit finite element analysis. (
  • A related study was dedicated to modelling the human knee joint. (
  • eLEGS has a unique knee flexion that provides a natural human gait that allows it to handle mixed terrains and reach speeds in excess of 2 miles per hour in certain conditions. (
  • Kinesiologic measurements were made in patients with severe arthritis before and after geometric total knee replacements to evaluate the nature, rate and extent of change in their functional ability. (
  • Our paper describes a full body OpenSim model with musculotendon parameters derived from experimental measurements of 21 cadaver lower limbs and magnetic resonance images of 24 young adult subjects. (
  • The results are merged to an user individual preference-setting matrix to select optimal parameters for each gait situation and velocity. (
  • Evidence of this improvement was obtained with the GaitMat II system for measuring numerous gait parameters. (
  • In early studies along this line, the measurement of gait parameters was laborious and depended on factors that were hard to control ( e.g., running speed, continuous running). (
  • The deviation can consist of increased flexion in the elbow, decreased range of motion, movement out of phase with the lower extremities, and asymmetry between the movement of right and left arms, either in isolation or in many more or less noticeable combinations. (
  • When lower body joint rotations were examined utilizing marker-based versus markerless motion capture systems, researchers found that flexion/extension movements and hip abduction/adduction movements produced consistent results compared to a marker-based motion capture system (6). (
  • These projects include robots that help engineers better design prosthetic legs for patients with amputation, miniature robot pills that help doctors diagnose and treat disease, and microrobots that help researchers make artificial tissues. (
  • The robot iCub , which is being developed by a partnership of European researchers, resembles a two-year-old child and will be programmed to test various neuroscientific theories on, say, how the brain controls eye movement or directs the coordinated limb movements that produce crawling. (
  • The researchers say the new findings might imply that the biological brain, at least in cockroaches, adjusts the gait only at whole-step intervals rather than at any point in a step. (
  • Further studies of these mice should help researchers to better understand what goes wrong in human patients with dystonia. (
  • Researchers scanned each participant's brain using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI-to measure water molecule movement), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI-to map brain activity). (
  • The IMSL is shared by researchers from multiple Departments at UC Denver, with existing collaborative relationships among faculty in the Physical Therapy Program, Bioengineering Division of Orthopaedics, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA), Division of Geriatrics, Integrative Medicine, Neurology, Endocrinology, and Internal Medicine. (
  • Robot trading agents are definitively better at trading than humans, according to University of Bristol researchers Marco De Lucas and Dave Cliff. (
  • In presenting their findings at the recent International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the researchers said that AA beat both human and robot traders. (
  • In the November 21 Neurobiology of Disease, researchers led by Cristiano Corona, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Turin, Italy, characterize the ALS-like signs and symptoms seen in pigs that express the mutant human SOD1 G93A transgene. (
  • He sees this as especially promising for studies of gene therapy, where researchers can study methods of delivery and vector volume that resemble what humans require. (
  • A long preclinical phase followed by progressive disease is also exactly what researchers observe in humans, and will allow scientists to monitor treatment effects, Marsala said. (
  • The researchers are part of NC State's Human PoWeR (Physiology of Wearable Robotics) Lab, directed by Sawicki. (
  • Bonnefoy-Mazure A, Turcot K, Kaelin A, De Coulon G, Armand S (2013) Full body gait analysis may improve diagnostic discrimination between hereditary spastic paraplegia and spastic diplegia: a preliminary study. (
  • This analysis explains the formation of and control over human body segmental movements from energy and work generation perspectives. (
  • The dogs received pre-treatment analysis of gait and limb movement. (
  • Through our pediatric gait analysis lab, we'll use a computer to capture a 3-D model of your child's gait so that our team can better understand your child's needs and make the best possible recommendations for treatment. (
  • The impact of gait analysis has changed how children with walking difficulties are diagnosed and treated. (
  • Gait analysis has allowed us to be much more specific about surgery and the surgery we're doing has more predictable results. (
  • How Does Gait Analysis Work? (
  • To provide a complete picture of your child's gait, we can also use foot pressure measurement and energy analysis (see Types of Tests below). (
  • The gait analysis may involve a variety of testing procedures. (
  • Our group recently hosted the XV International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement (2018) and will host the Trent International Prosthetics Symposium (2019) - with Newcastle and Greenwich Universities. (
  • Specifically, gait analysis allows recapturing disease relevant phenotypes that are observed in human patients, especially in neurodegenerative diseases that affect motor abilities such as Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and others. (
  • The development of ventral plane imaging (VPI) systems made it feasible to perform gait analysis at a large scale, making this method a useful tool for the assessment of motor behavior in rodents. (
  • This track provides advanced knowledge in acquisition and analysis of human movement using equipment such as motion capture, force platforms, virtual reality, and electromyography. (
  • Students are educated on the analysis of human movement using nonlinear dynamics. (
  • Motion analysis is the study of human movement. (
  • Contact the Motion Analysis Lab for information about motion studies, treatment planning and therapeutic procedures or to make a donation to advance motion research. (
  • Such analysis demands a good understanding of Newtonian physics and applied mathematics, as well as knowledge about the human body and biomechanics, except in this study it was also informed by evolutionary medicine. (
  • 4 edition of Harmonic analysis of running gait found in the catalog. (
  • Video Gait Analysis is remote, and thus we can take anyone from anywhere in the world (we've done analyses from San Diego, CA, to Central America, to Italy and Australia! (
  • A gait analysis is an in depth examination of the way you walk or run. (
  • Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis With Online Video is the premier resource dedicated to running mechanics and injury prevention. (
  • biomechanics & analysis of running gait The subtalar joint (STJ), between the talus and calcaneus, consists of three articular facets-anterior, middle, and Size: KB. (
  • The extensive and ground-breaking work of Dr. Jacquelin Perry is encompassed and detailed in the world renowned text, Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function. (
  • 2. She moved on to explore concepts in the analysis and modelling of human movement relevant to dance. (
  • 2. With these principles in mind, Amy then drilled down into the analysis of human body movement and the use of models. (
  • Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed. (
  • To compare center of mass (COM) compensation in the frontal and sagittal plane during gait in patients with large diameter head total hip arthroplasty (LDH-THA) and hip resurfacing (HR). Design . (
  • Testing through MRIs, gene testing or muscle biopsy requires specialized equipment, invasive procedures and high expense, but measuring changes in muscle function and identifying compensatory walking gait in young boys could lead to earlier detection. (
  • Although it is well established that patients with dysvascular lower extremity amputation adopt different compensatory movement strategies in comparison to healthy patients, it is not understood what effects these compensatory strategies have on physical function. (
  • How human movement is transduced into machine motion and then can be both expressed and extended into virtual performance on the web promises new possibilities in both conceptual approach and aesthetic application. (
  • Once the machine is in motion, it is no longer applicable to ask whether the human or machine is in control as they become fully integrated and move as one. (
  • The appearance and movement of the machine legs are both limb-like and wing-like motion. (
  • Because of the physical length of the arms and the relatively large range of motion in the shoulder and elbow in gait, any deviation from normal is detected immediately and attracts attention. (
  • Individuals with deformity, limited range of motion, or movement disorders affecting the arm show a disturbance of the normal arm pendulum in gait. (
  • That might sound like a ridiculously obvious thing to say, but many schools of thought exist in the modeling of gait that narrow their gaze to analyzing just one aspect of human motion. (
  • Humans with lower limb amputations require adequate motion support for societal participation. (
  • In the active field of robotics in the Institute, basic research on the precise definition and measurement of the complex motion of human limbs has found applications in the computer aided technology for custom-made artificial limbs. (
  • 4) have emphasized the importance and necessity for substituting old marker-based motion capture systems with markerless motion capture systems that are highly portable, simple, time efficient and are able to observe human motion in a three-dimensional perspective. (
  • The use of recently developed markerless motion capture systems capable of quantifying sport performance would make these assessments much more practical, but these measurements must be valid and reliable (8). (
  • Our lab investigates a wide range of motion issues and limb-loss related concerns for patients of all ages, from infants to adults. (
  • Learn about motion capture, surface and indwelling electromyography sensors, and other specialized equipment for motion studies and get information about making a referral to Mayo Clinic. (
  • Watch videos about how the research team is merging biomedical engineering with computer animation to map human motion and develop novel technologies to help patients. (
  • She considered efficiency of movement, using examples such as walking, and asked, how much of the walking motion is due to gravity alone? (
  • This work also encompasses the mitigation of motion and simulator sickness, making it of broader relevance in flight simulation. (
  • The back-and-forth motion of the legs has been likened to that of a pendulum, and evidence suggests that pendular dynamics may be responsible for much of the swing phase of gait ( Mochon and McMahon, 1980 ). (
  • Physical therapy focuses on the evaluation, management, and prevention of disorders of human motion. (
  • It is uncertain whether the ring-shaped nervous system, which lacks an anatomically defined anterior, is capable of generating rhythmic coordinated movements of multiple limbs. (
  • We found that muscles operate on multiple limbs of the force-length curve (i.e. ascending, plateau and descending limbs) during the gait cycle, but are active within a smaller portion of their total operating range. (
  • One application of this is to detect specific muscle signatures to use for controlling artificial limbs. (
  • Sprint running is a cyclical movement of alternate support and flight motions and combination of foot-strike and swing. (
  • Despite their pentaradial anatomy, all individuals were functionally bilateral, moving along the axis of a central limb via synchronous motions of contralateral limbs (±∼13% phase lag). (
  • Different gestures make different motions- a translation of limb to leg motions. (
  • This study aimed to infer the functional roles of ostrich pelvic limb muscles during gait. (
  • As a result, little can be intuitively inferred about specific functional roles that individual pelvic limb muscles perform in ostriches (or many other birds) during gait. (
  • During a movement, the functional role of a muscle-tendon unit (MTU) can be established based on a combination of muscular force generation and muscle and tendon length trajectories [ 19 - 21 ]. (
  • Certain left/right discrepancies have been noted when comparing various developmental and functional aspects of limbs, shoulders, withers, spine and neck, as well as an often consistent reluctance to take a particular lead while being ridden. (
  • The chimpanzee model was created from a full body CT scan of an adult male common chimpanzee. (
  • By turning its torso, the body makes the machine walk in the direction it is facing. (
  • The model and data used to create and test the simulations are freely available at, allowing others to reproduce these results and create their own simulations. (
  • The body in a flowing gait is like a well-honed orchestra, each section communicates with the other, rising and falling in harmony with ease and grace, a pleasure to the senses. (
  • However, when something is off it creates a cacophony, jarring on the senses and, in the case of the walker, probably jarring on their body. (
  • I have been fascinated by gait over the last few years not just to help analyze clients but also to create a picture of how the whole body co-operates and to map the interrelationships. (
  • The whole body helps balance and movement by increasing and decreasing the forces moving through the soft tissue. (
  • The human body gains forward momentum by the strong push-off of the lower extremity during the stance phase [1, 2]. (
  • Limb tips and the body disk were digitized for 56 cycles from 13 individuals moving across sand. (
  • Skeletal MuscleThe only voluntary muscle tissue in the human body, it is controlled consciously. (
  • The satorius muscle the longest muscle in the human body, long think muscle runs down the length of the thight. (
  • Here, to demonstrate these changes we quantify the segment inertial properties of the whole body, trunk (legs removed) and the right pelvic limb segments of five broilers at three different age groups across development. (
  • Whole limb morphology is not uniform relative to body size, with broilers obtaining large thighs and feet between four and six weeks of age. (
  • However, it cannot be applied to the human because it requires surgery to the body. (
  • The hind limbs of apes are relatively short for their body size compared with modern human proportions. (
  • In the process of movement, different links complete the corresponding actions, according to the specific structure at a given time, in order to maintain the relative dynamic stability of the body. (
  • The study focuses on human walking as a system of subsystems -- linked-up body parts that operate cooperatively in a nonlinear complex system. (
  • Scientists formulate theories about how various systems of the human body work, and roboticists believe that some of these theories can be verified or rejected by building robots. (
  • The best contender for unipedal movement is the springtail, which while typically hexapedal, hurls itself away from danger using its furcula, a tail-like forked rod that can be rapidly unfurled from the underside of its body. (
  • Adhesive electrodes attached to the body measure muscle activity and special reflective markers track joint movement. (
  • Browse over 1 million classes created by top students, professors, publishers, and experts, spanning the world's body of "learnable" knowledge. (
  • During this period many new instruments were developed and constructed for use in diagnosis with radioisotopes, including body scintillation counting and special instruments for liver and kidney. (
  • We study the applications of objective measurement and quantification of free-living physical behaviour(s) and its related constructs using body-worn devices. (
  • it marks the conceptual shift away from a mind over body sense of self that is required in order to make sense of dance as human. (
  • This will include the quantification of body segment and joint movements by film, video or infrared recording (in two- and three-dimensions), the measurement of external forces acting upon the body by means of force plates, accelerometers, and dynamometers and the collection of measures of muscle activity (electromyographic, or EMG) during movement tasks and subsequent processing. (
  • Moving outside the human body, this thing can detect the human body. (
  • A six-legged, pneumatically powered walking machine has been constructed for the body. (
  • The Academic Council is a body which assists the Principal in decision making with regard to academic, courses of instruction, and rules of discipline of students. (
  • 1) Weight acceptance - most demanding task in the gait cycle - involves the transfer of body weight onto a limb that has just finished swinging forward. (
  • Palsy is a medical term derived from the word paralysis that is defined as paralysis of a body part often accompanied by loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking. (
  • The response was unanimous - Amy outlined her argument with clarity, illustrated her points with helpful slides and made accessible to everyone mathematical formulae, sophisticated concepts of modelling and engineering principles that gave us all new insight into the physics and physiological operations of the human body in movement. (
  • This paper explores the possibility of thinking of the human body as musical instrument. (
  • It builds on the philosophy of phenomenology to discuss body schemata that might be considered "instrumental" and discusses the diversity of bodies proposed by body theory to consider the incorporation of digital technology. (
  • Musical instrument performance solicits the human body into interaction with an acoustic, sound-producing object: the instrument. (
  • This interlocking of acoustic and body physiology takes on a phenomenological dimension and can be thought of as a cybernetic human-machine extended system. (
  • Physiological sensors internalize the otherwise exterior nature of movement detection by directly sensing signals from the human body. (
  • Rather than external sensors (such as gyroscopes) reporting on the results of bodily gesticulation, biosensors are electrodes placed directly on the body that report on the corporeal activity at the source of body movement. (
  • During quiet standing, most patients had straighter knees postoperatively and bore a greater percent of body weight on the operated limb. (
  • The cost of driving the legs back and forth relative to the body may be significant during human walking. (
  • 2017. Threat effects on human oculo-motor function. . (
  • Her expertise in quotidian movement, orthopaedics, and sports puts her in an ideal position to comment on the concept of grace in dance from an engineer's perspective. (
  • The most common leg disorders, including bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis and rotational and angular deformities of the lower limb, were observed in chickens at all developmental stages. (
  • A few alterations to the computer program that controls the form and function of these mechanisms, and the movements of the previously healthy, agile human on the screen change into those caused by neuromuscular disorders such as stroke, osteoarthritis, or Parkinson's. (
  • A population-based study has shown a 35% prevalence of gait disorders among persons over age 70 ( 2 ). (
  • The ability to achieve such impressive performance is thought to largely arise from morphological specializations within the pelvic limbs as result of their cursorial and secondarily flightless evolutionary background. (
  • We also consider how muscle architecture (mass, fascicle length and other properties related to mechanics) changes for selected muscles of the pelvic limb. (
  • 4 The first two determinants of the gait cycle-pelvic rotation and pelvic tilt-involve the pelvis, including the right and left innominate bones and the sacrum. (
  • Treatments for gait problems in children also can include occupational therapy, drug therapies, and orthotic management (pediatric orthotics help to improve children's gait, as well as support the spine, upper extremities, or lower extremities). (
  • This metallic orthotic glove that fits over the hand and supports the movements of the hand. (
  • While I could examine this claim at an infinite number of levels, from cosmic to microscopic, I focus today on movements made at a gross physiological level-movements humans make as relatively autonomous bodily selves. (
  • The text then focuses on the use of physiological signals to create music, from historical works of Lucier and Rosenboom to recent performances by the authors. (
  • The diagnostic assessment of gait disturbances in old age requires a clear distinction of pathological findings from the normal, physiological changes of aging. (
  • These capabilities are believed to be a result of their ability to coordinate muscles to take advantage of specialized passive limb structures. (
  • The simulations also highlight the need to carefully consider non-muscular soft tissues that may play a role in ostrich gait. (
  • These limbs consist of serially repeated, articulated 'vertebral ossicles' actuated by muscles joining adjacent ossicles ( Lawrence, 1987 ), and represent an independent evolution of muscular, jointed limbs in animals. (
  • The estimated muscular forces were qualitatively analyzed in the perspective of gait functions and compared with the electromyography signal. (
  • Many studies have been conducted to estimate muscular forces in living things, especially humans. (
  • This week in Chaos , from AIP Publishing, the authors present an index called a relative coupling coefficient, which can be used to quantify the factors involved in the human gait and more accurately screen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (
  • However, among these studies, only a few examined the muscle power of lower limbs [5,16,19],and the lower extremity joint torques and muscle power of a gait during maximum-velocity sprint running have not been analyzed yet. (
  • In this study, we adopted the intersegmental dynamics approach to break down the net joint torque (NET) of a gait during maximum-velocity sprint running into the MUS, MDT generated by movement, contact torques (EXF) generated by ground reaction force (GRF), and gravitational torques (GRA) [7, 25, 26]. (
  • A preliminary study with two transtibial amputees indicated correlations between torsional stiffness and foot alignment to increase comfort and stability of the user depending on the gait situation and velocity. (
  • MG fascicle velocity may be a key factor that limits the speeds humans choose to walk at and may explain the transition from walking to running. (
  • For years, doctors have reported mysterious cases of people suffering a spastic gait, limb weakness and numbness, and difficulty walking. (
  • The skeletal model was then used to define joint positions, muscle paths and limb contact points for the simulation. (
  • 2] The Muscle Machine is a hybrid human-robot walking machine. (
  • Conclusion: These results suggest that our model is suitable for generating muscle-driven simulations of healthy gait. (
  • The OpenSim model file is provided, along with data and setup files to produce a dynamic muscle-driven simulation of human walking and running. (
  • This severely affects the efficiency of movement and imposes a large additional demand for muscle activity, which is obvious in slowed gait and reduced endurance. (
  • Surgery includes procedures to correct a misaligned limb or to release a constricted muscle, skin grafts for burns, insertion of chips into the brain to assist with limb or prosthetic movement, and placement of skull plates or bone pins. (
  • How do muscles become more Fatigued?Due to energy in muslce running out or by acid build up in muscles which limits muscle movement and causes a burning sensation. (
  • The triceps muscle is the large muscle on the back of the upper limb of many vertebrates. (
  • We built a lightweight elastic device that acts in parallel with the user's calf muscles, off-loading muscle force and thereby reducing the metabolic energy consumed in contractions. (
  • The forces generated by muscles are highly dependent on their fibre lengths, yet it is difficult to measure the lengths over which muscle fibres operate during movement. (
  • Muscle-tendon actuators representing lower limb muscles were constrained to origin and insertion points and wrapping surfaces. (
  • human muscle system: lateral view Lateral view of human muscle system, with insect and mollusk for comparison. (
  • Increased thigh muscle activation and increased human variability appear to have caused the lack of reduction in metabolic rate when push-off was provided too early. (
  • The device senses adynamic muscle signals and translates them into a desired movement. (
  • Scientists working at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Embryology, with colleagues, have overturned previous research that identified critical genes for making muscle stem cells. (
  • Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken the first steps to create neural-like stem cells from muscle tissue in animals. (
  • After more than two years of living without symptoms, the pigs develop muscle problems, lose control of their limbs, and have trouble swallowing and breathing. (
  • North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At 2 meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle's - and the body's - energy. (
  • The study used ultrasound imaging in a unique way: A small ultrasound probe fastened to the back of the leg showed in real time the adjustments made by the muscle as study subjects walked and ran at various speeds. (
  • The muscle can't catch up to the speed of the gait as you walk faster and faster," Sawicki says. (
  • But when you shift the gait and transition from a walk to a run, that same muscle becomes almost static and doesn't seem to change its behavior very much as you run faster and faster, although we didn't test the muscle at sprinting rates. (
  • One year after surgery, both groups of patients, LDH-THA and HR, demonstrate minor compensations at some specific instant of the gait cycle, in both frontal and sagittal planes. (
  • Compensated Trendelenburg gait is a gait dysfunction that was originally described in patients with weakness of ipsilateral hip abduction. (
  • Compensated Trendelenburg gait, also known as compensated gluteus medius gait , was originally described in the late 1800s by German surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg in patients with weakness of ipsilateral hip abduction. (
  • Currently, no treatment modalities exist for patients with compensated Trendelenburg gait. (
  • In addition, patients are less able to keep track of exactly where and how their muscles move, which makes re-learning movement difficult. (
  • Typically, robotic rehabilitative devices are worn by patients so that the limb is moved by the brace, which receives its instructions from a computer. (
  • And regardless of how the Nations team measured zinc, Shay -- a geriatric dentist at the Ann Arbor VA who has studied dental-cream use -- admits that many patients with poorly fitting dentures use wildly excessive amounts of denture cream to make them fit. (
  • The evaluation of elderly patients whose chief complaint is a gait disturbance should be directed toward the identification of specific deficits. (
  • Among the patients of a hospital department of acute neurology, old age is the most important risk factor for a gait disturbance ( 1 ). (
  • Prior qualitative descriptions have claimed coordinated movements of the limbs in a manner similar to tetrapod vertebrates, but this has not been evaluated quantitatively. (
  • This pendulum action is supplemented by storage of energy in the elastic components of the limb, with its subsequent release in the next phase of movement. (
  • The digital extensors generated large amounts of both negative and positive mechanical work, with increased magnitudes during running, providing further evidence that ostriches make extensive use of tendinous elastic energy storage to improve economy. (
  • The proposed parallel elastic drive train mimics the functions of bones and muscles in the human shank. (
  • It also studies human problem-solving in naturalistic settings or in high-fidelity simulation environments. (
  • How individual muscles adapt their behaviour to modulate limb power output has been examined using computer simulation and animal models but has not been studied in vivo in humans. (
  • PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered orthosis designed to move a stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the brain. (
  • We are on track to develop, test, and make available to the public--within the next few years--a safe, reliable, noninvasive brain computer interface that can bring life-changing technology to millions of people whose ability to move has been diminished due to paralysis, stroke, or other injury or illness," says UMD professor Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. (
  • 1. A semi-customised device, which is pre-made but can be customized to the patient's individual requirements. (
  • The professional practice of engineering requires an understanding of analytical methods, design techniques, social and economic influences, and an appreciation for cultural and human traditions. (
  • Our team of experienced, fully qualified HCPC registered podiatrists are ready to treat a variety of lower limb conditions using evidenced based treatment methods. (
  • By the 18th century, the amble was a topic of discussion among horse trainers in Europe, and the 1728 Cyclopedia discussed the lateral form of the gait, which is derived from the pace, and some of the training methods used to create it in a horse that did not appear to be naturally gaited. (
  • The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. (
  • For decades, scientists studying oil spills have relied on the same analytical methods when tracking the movement of oil and assessing a spill's environmental impact. (
  • The learning goals for readers of this article are to know the different methods used in the diagnostic assessment of gait disturbances, to be able to identify the factors that contribute to the (multifactorial) gait disturbances of old age, and to be acquainted with the effective treatments that are available for certain types of gait disturbance. (