UMass Amherst KIN 430 - instrumentation lab report (2 pages)

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Kin 430 - Biomechanics

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Victoria Newbury Kin 430 Instrumentation Lab A Due 9 17 1 Do an Internet search for motion analysis systems Identify three other companies aside from Qualysis that produce commercial kinematic measurement systems Aside from studying human motion for research purposes what are the other major applications of kinematic measurement technology Three companies that produce commercial kinematic measurement systems are Vicon Xcitex and zFlomotion Kinematic measurement technology can also be used for entertainment purposes For example in Tony Hawk s skateboarding games the creators used kinematic measurement systems in order to record professional skateboarders doing tricks They used this data in the game to make it seem realistic It was also used in the Lord of the Rings for the character of Gollum They used a human actor with reflectors on their body to portray Gollum s movements and create full CG character animation for Gollum This technology can also be applied to engineering as well such as with the movement of earthquake simulators It is also useful in automotives for crash testing and component testing 2 View the following YouTube video http www youtube com watch v VsVkaIaoU38 Note that the letter between the two a s in the web address is a capital I sounds like eye What is the major difference between an AMTI force platform which we have at UMass and a Kistler force platform How does this affect the kinds of activities that each type of platform is best suited for studying The major difference between Kistler and AMTI force platforms are the plates they use to produce them Kistler force plates have piezo electric transducers in each corner and are best suited for short dynamic movements such as running and jumping On the other hand AMTI produces strain gauge plates which are better suited for less dynamic movements that are more concentrated on balance Examples of this include archery or holding yoga poses 3 Based on an Internet search identify a biomechanics



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