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The Ripley Landslide is one of the smallest among the 12 landslides at the Ashcroft-Thompson River Valley, located approximately 10 km south of Ashcroft, B.C. Since it was first identified in 1951, it has been studied by numerous researchers to understand the kinematics controlling its behaviour....
The objective of this thesis was to biomechanically examine the potential usage and limitations of a suspended aid for practicing circles on a pommel horse. The first study examined the influence of a suspended aid on the pommel reaction forces. Twenty gymnasts performed three sets of 10 circles...
Breathing Dynamics for Non-speech and Speech Tasks Following Intensive Voice and Speech Treatment in Children with Motor Speech Disorders Secondary to Cerebral PalsyDownload
Introduction. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most frequently occurring cause of movement disorders in children. It has a prevalence of 2-2.5 cases per 1000 live births and is a chronic condition, requiring lifelong rehabilitation. The ability to communicate is a primary factor in positive...
Introduction: Expertise in motor skill develops through continued practice. Repetition of a task can lead to overall performance improving as well as an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of a movement. Golf putting is an example of one such task that needs to be practiced in order to...
The present dissertation develops an invariant framework for 3D gesture comparison studies. 3D gesture comparison without Lagrangian models is challenging not only because of the lack of prediction provided by physics, but also because of a dual geometry representation, spatial dimensionality and...
Quantitative Characterization of Dynamic Sitting Control during Continuous Multi-Directional PerturbationsDownload
Facilitating trunk stability is one of the most important objectives in human balance control. This is especially evident in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are typically not able to control seated balance on their own. As a consequence of their injury, they often suffer under a...
Introduction: State-of-the-art upper limb prosthetic devices are complex, with multi-articulating hands that can open and close on user command. These so-called myoelectric prostheses harness the signals of a user’s residual muscles to trigger a desired function, such as grasping an object....
Revealing Key Movement Strategies in Upper Limb Function Using a Novel Standardized Kinematic Assessment ToolDownload
Introduction: Artificial limbs, also known as prostheses, are used by individuals with upper limb loss to replace some of the functionality of the upper limb. Given the wide range of tasks and movements the upper limbs can accomplish, replacing full functionality can be challenging. While...
Many sports biomechanics research studies follow a traditional task analysis concept that there is only one best possible movement pattern and thus focus on the examination of kinematics and kinetics of movement without considering the influence of constraints that are imposed on it. This study...
Recent work suggests that closed-loop electrical stimulation may restore dynamic trunk stability following neuromuscular impairment. However, developing such neuroprostheses requires quantitative predictions of the activation profiles of relevant muscles under different types of dynamic trunk...