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Kin 430 - Biomechanics

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KIN 430 Biomechanics Learning Management System Lead Instructor Dr Brian Umberger Office 107 Totman Building Email umberger kin umass edu Moodle http moodle umass edu Graduate Teaching Assistants Mr Ryan Wedge Mr Russell Johnson Office Rm 21 Totman Bld Rm 21 Totman Bld Email rwedge kin umass edu russellj kin umass edu course name KIN430 SEC01 FA14 Copyright 2014 Brian R Umberger Ph D University of Massachusetts Amherst What is Biomechanics Some common definitions The study of forces and motion in biological systems The application of mechanical principles in the study of living organisms The science concerned with internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by those forces What is Kinesiology The science and practice of human movement Includes biomechanics exercise physiology motor behavior exercise psychology athletic training physical activity and health etc What about Sports Medicine A broad term that encompasses all clinical and scientific aspects of sports and exercise 1 Biomechanics Biomechanics The bio part The mechanics part Biology Organismal Biology Anatomy Physiology Gross Anatomy Systems Physiology Physics Other areas of biology When did biomechanics start Ancient Greeks Plato Aristotle first considered scientific aspects of human movement 300 400 BC Mechanics Statics Dynamics Kinematics Kinetics When did biomechanics start Etienne Marey 1838 1904 Galen developed scientific approach to anatomy became first sports medicine doctor attending to the Roman gladiators 200 AD Borelli more fully integrated physiology and mechanics published De Motu Animalium The Movement of Animals mid 1600 s Other areas of physics Marey Muybridge developed modern motion analysis by using sequential multiple exposure photography Marey was the true scientist of the two but Muybridge is better known for his incredible collection of photographs of humans other animals in motion Edweard Muybridge 1830 1904 Newton formalized laws of mechanics that



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