Biomechanics Laboratory at Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (D-02) by bkx33432


									  Biomechanics Laboratory at
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  •Prof. Dr. S. Turgut TÜMER (Founding Director)
  •Asst. Prof. Dr. Ergin TÖNÜK (Laboratory Coordinator)
  •Res. Asst. Behzat B. KENTEL
  •Res. Asst. Cengiz HEYCAN

• Biomechanics is the application of
  mechanical principles to living organisms,
  specifically to human body.

• Descartes: “I suppose that body is nothing
  else than an earthly statue, that is a
• Motion analysis – normal and pathological
• Soft tissue (muscle, ligament,etc.) and hard tissue
  (bone) biomechanics
• Sport biomechanics
• Orthosis and prosthesis
• Modelling – simulation
• Economy of movement (energetics)
• Fluid mechanics (blood flow, swimming)
     Biomechanics Laboratory
• Gait Analysis
• Determination of Soft Tissue Mechanical
• Sport Biomechanics
• Motion analysis of shoulder complex
• Loading at the spinal column while
  lifting/lowering weights
           Gait Analysis
Analysis of the mechanics of human body
during walking, stair ascending/descending
and obstacle avoidance.
             Gait Analysis
Gait Analysis plays a key role in:
• Diagnosis of disorders in lower extremity
• Decision making before operations
• Evaluation of prosthetic joint replacements
• Comparison of gait parameters before and
  after operations
• Studies in amputees, athletic injuries
        A Typical Gait Analysis
• Hardware
  –   Multicamera System
  –   Force Plate(s)
  –   Markers
  –   EMG Unit
  –   Calibration Apparatus
      A Typical Gait Analysis
• Software (locally developed in ME)
  – Data Acquisition (KISS-DAQ)
  – Calculation of Gait Parameters (KISS-GAIT)
Gait Analysis Laboratory
         Sport Biomechanics
• Landing maneuvers of volleyball players
• Activation strategies of forearm muscles
  during archery shooting

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