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Multiple Muscle Systems

Biomechanics and Movement Organization

Editors: Winters, Jack M., Woo, Savio L-Y. (Eds.)

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The picture on the front cover of this book depicts a young man pulling a fishnet, a task of practical relevance for many centuries. It is a complex task, involving load transmission throughout the body, intricate balance, and eye­ head-hand coordination. The quest toward understanding how we perform such tasks with skill and grace, often in the presence of unpredictable pertur­ bations, has a long history. However, despite a history of magnificent sculptures and drawings of the human body which vividly depict muscle ac­ tivity and interaction, until more recent times our state of knowledge of human movement was rather primitive. During the past century this has changed; we now have developed a considerable database regarding the com­ position and basic properties of muscle and nerve tissue and the basic causal relations between neural function and biomechanical movement. Over the last few decades we have also seen an increased appreciation of the impor­ tance of musculoskeletal biomechanics: the neuromotor system must control movement within a world governed by mechanical laws. We have now col­ lected quantitative data for a wealth of human movements. Our capacity to understand the data we collect has been enhanced by our continually evolving modeling capabilities and by the availability of computational power. What have we learned? This book is designed to help synthesize our current knowledge regarding the role of muscles in human movement. The study of human movement is not a mature discipline.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Modeling Muscle Mechanics (and Energetics)

    Pages 1-23

    Zahalak, George I.

  • The Charge-Transfer Model of Myofilamentary Interaction: Prediction of Force Enhancement and Related Myodynamic Phenomena

    Pages 24-45

    Hatze, H.

  • Modeling of Lengthening Muscle: The Role of Inter-Sarcomere Dynamics

    Pages 46-56

    Morgan, David

  • Architecture and Elastic Properties of the Series Elastic Element of Muscle-Tendon Complex

    Pages 57-68

    Ettema, Gertjan J. C. (et al.)

  • Hill-Based Muscle Models: A Systems Engineering Perspective

    Pages 69-93

    Winters, Jack M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Muscle Systems
Book Subtitle
Biomechanics and Movement Organization
Editors
  • Jack M. Winters
  • Savio L-Y. Woo
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9030-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9030-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9032-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 801
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