Writing Assignment 1: Measuring Techniques
Motion Capture and Force Platforms Measurement Techniques
Force platforms and motion capture systems measure human movement. The purpose
of these systems are to collect data regarding movement of
Writing Assignment 3
Postural Control on Force Platforms
Force platforms are a great technique to obtain information relevant to postural control
for neuroscientists studying motor control. Postural control can be measured as
Writing Assignment 2
Walking and Running Effects on Force Platforms
Force platforms (also known as force plates) are a great technique to collect information
important to biomechanics research. Force plates are used to measure ground forc
For lecture on Thursday:
Select 2 of the following choices and assess:
What do you like? What would you change? Is it evidence based? Are there gaps in knowledge?
What would you do? Draw something else?
Spend 15-30 minutes on each of the 2 items.
Guest Speaker Reflection #1
a. Your reflection should be in response to a guest speaker that came to class.
b. Reflect on what the Faculty/Professional presented in class.
a. Did they get you to think about your profession/strategy differently?
Critical Evaluation of Humorous Performance
In todays society, coverage of events can be found through a variety of different
sources. Over the years, the amount of sources has grown to include television, radio,
movies, and there has es
Reflection 1: Gym or Facility Reflection
Two gyms that I have visited are the YMCA in Swampscott, Massachusetts and the Body
Shop in the Totman gym in Amherst, Massachusetts. At both of these facilities, I have
experienced both positive
Biomechanics Laboratory C
Part 1 - Sensitivity of performance to speed, angle, and height
vh is the horizontal component of the velocity (constant for the entire flight time)
vv is the vertical component of velocity (affected by
Lab E: Ground Reaction Forces in Locomotion
A ground reaction force is the most common force that acts on a body because it a contact
force. We interact with the ground in ways such as walking, skipping, and jumping. A groun
Lab D: Angular Kinematics
Angular Position vs Time
Angular Position (deg)
Angular Velocity vs Time
of 40 RPM
Velocity of 80 RPM
Worksheet (use your own data)
Name: Nancy Do
(m) [number of steps height per step]
Compute the mechanical work and power for each trial and report a
As early as my first year in college, I knew that I wanted to be a physical
therapist. And over the last 4 years of my undergraduate career, I have learned and
experienced things that have helped shaped and advance my career goal. My academic
Use the following vapor pressure data to answer the questions:
400 mm Hg
400 mm Hg
In which liquid are the IMFs stronger?
Which liquid will have the higher vapor
Questions and Answers
1. Use your data to verify the Law of Reflection and then use Snells Law to
calculate the refractive index for water (nw). Compare it with the known value
given in the manual.
The Law Of Reflection states that the angle of reflection
Integumentary system (skin, protection)
Protection who protect the body from harmful things from
coming into the body and excess water loss
Function that functions as the bodies outer limiting
Light blue pathway ( direct pathway to spinal cord and muscles associated with that
and controls lateral white matter of spinal in fine motor control.
Dark blue- pathway to brainstem connects to both sides of the body (medial left and
London bus study- first to have hypothesis heart whatever
1966 Dallas bed rest study may have contributed to the phenomenon depicted in the
figure below by?
5 dudes healthy slept in bed for 3 weeks and their cardiovascular system
crashed. Findings: bed r
Atherosclerosis (Thompson & Orringer, 2010)
o Three steps from start to advanced stage
o Stages: Fatty streak, fibrous plaque, complicated lesion
The fatty streak
Yellow streak along major artery (Ex. Aorta)
o Consists of: smooth muscle cells (filled w