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  1. Biomechanics of Human Movement Dr. Steve McCaw http://www.cast.ilstu.edu/mccaw/

  2. Kinesiology • Kines: Latin ==> “motion” • logos: “study of” • Study of Motion. Biomechanics==>The study of forces acting on a living body and the motion caused by the forces.

  3. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand howliving bodies can move. Edward Muybridge

  4. To answer really important questions. Can a cow really jump over the moon? Secret, classified NASA photograph (really real!!). Don’t tell anybody I have this/you have seen it.

  5. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. Edward Muybridge

  6. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • elite performers • USOC, professional sports, WNBA Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Biomechanical Theatre 1920’s

  7. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • elite athletes • USOC, professional sports, WNBA • physical challenges • ACL deficit • CP gait • Wheelchair • age-related disease

  8. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • elite athletes • USOC, professional sports, WNBA • physical challenges • ACL deficit • CP gait • Wheelchair • age-related disease More on gait analysis: Children’s Hospital, San Diego

  9. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Injury Mechanisms • Stress body is exposed to • Tissue Tolerances • Stress that causes injury

  10. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions Equine Biomechanics

  11. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  12. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions MacLean’s 10/7/02

  13. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  14. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  15. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  16. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  17. Why study Biomechanics? • To understand how people can move. • To enhance skill performance • To lower the risk for injury • Exercise equipment & technique • shoes & surfaces • braces & orthotics • Automobiles • collisions

  18. Biomechanics Professional Societies

  19. Research in Biomechanics: Journals & Magazines

  20. Biomechanics Textbooks

  21. Careers in Biomechanics • Workplace Evaluations • KNR 342, Occupational Biomechanics • Caterpillar, Mitsubishi/St. Joe’s • Clinical Research • Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation • Athletic Training • Strength & Conditioning

  22. Biomechanics Lab at ISU Research Not to know is bad. Not to wish to know is worse. http://www.cast.ilstu.edu/mccaw/