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10 Biomechanics of Physical Activity
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Why Study Biomechanics Why Study Biomechanics of Physical Activity? of Physical Activity? Biomechanics of physical activity is the study of the movements and the structure and function of human beings using the mechanical principles of physics and engineering. Through this knowledge, we can improve movement techniques, improve equipment, and prevent injury.
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Definitions of Biomechanics Definitions of Biomechanics Kin 170 General (broad) - The science which deals with the state of motion and rest of organic bodies Embraced by kinesiologists - The science that examines the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces
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Biomechanics applies the mechanical principles of physics and engineering to the motion, structure, and functioning of all living systems. Biomechanists in the field of physical activity study how these principles affect human movement and the structure and function of the human body.
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Researcher Clinical biomechanist What Biomechanists Do What Biomechanists Do Performance enhancement specialist Ergonomist (industrial task analysis specialist) University professor continued
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Researcher Clinical biomechanist What Biomechanists Do What Biomechanists Do Performance enhancement specialist Ergonomist (industrial task analysis specialist) University professor
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Some Areas of Research and Some Areas of Research and Application of Biomechanics Application of Biomechanics Physiology Surgery Trauma Rehabilitation Ergonomics Space Science KIN 170 Basic research Equipment design Sports Medicine Equine athletes Etc.
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Curricula Related to the Study of Biomechanics Study of Biomechanics Mathematics Physics Biology Chemistry Anatomy Computer science Physiology Medicine Anthropology Engineering Etc. KIN 170
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course KIN 170 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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