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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530452/overground-propulsion-kinematics-and-acceleration-in-elite-wheelchair-rugby
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David S Haydon, Ross A Pinder, Paul N Grimshaw, William S P Robertson
PURPOSE: Maximal acceleration from standstill has been identified as a key performance indicator in wheelchair rugby; however, the impact of classification and kinematic variables on performance has received limited attention. This study aimed to investigate kinematic variables during maximal acceleration, with level of activity limitation accounted for using sport classification scores. METHODS: 25 elite wheelchair rugby players were analysed in high-, mid-, and low-point groups based on their sporting classification score, which reflects the combined trunk, arm, and hand function, before completing five 5m sprints from a stationary position...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528627/physical-risk-factors-identification-based-on-body-sensor-network-combined-to-videotaping
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Nicolas Vignais, Fabien Bernard, Gérard Touvenot, Jean-Claude Sagot
The aim of this study was to perform an ergonomic analysis of a material handling task by combining a subtask video analysis and a RULA computation, implemented continuously through a motion capture system combining inertial sensors and electrogoniometers. Five workers participated to the experiment. Seven inertial measurement units, placed on the worker's upper body (pelvis, thorax, head, arms, forearms), were implemented through a biomechanical model of the upper body to continuously provide trunk, neck, shoulder and elbow joint angles...
May 18, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527232/three-dimensional-evaluation-of%C3%A2-postural%C3%A2-stability-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-mobile-technology
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Sarah J Ozinga, Mandy Miller Koop, Susan M Linder, Andre G Machado, Tanujit Dey, Jay L Alberts
BACKGROUND: Postural instability is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. Objective metrics to characterize postural stability are necessary for the development of treatment algorithms to aid in the clinical setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to validate a mobile device platform and resultant three-dimensional balance metric that characterizes postural stability. METHODS: A mobile Application was developed, in which biomechanical data from inertial sensors within a mobile device were processed to characterize movement of center of mass in the medial-lateral, anterior-posterior and trunk rotation directions...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523981/classification-of-lunge-biomechanics-with-multiple-and-individual-inertial-measurement-units
#4
Martin A O'Reilly, Darragh F Whelan, Tomas E Ward, Eamonn Delahunt, Brian Caulfield
Lunges are a common, compound lower limb resistance exercise. If completed with aberrant technique, the increased stress on the joints used may increase risk of injury. This study sought to first investigate the ability of inertial measurement units (IMUs), when used in isolation and combination, to (a) classify acceptable and aberrant lunge technique (b) classify exact deviations in lunge technique. We then sought to investigate the most important features and establish the minimum number of top-ranked features and decision trees that are needed to maintain maximal system classification efficacy...
May 19, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521148/dual-task-interference-on-postural-sway-postural-transitions-and-gait-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-freezing-of-gait
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Ana Claudia de Souza Fortaleza, Martina Mancini, Patty Carlson-Kuhta, Laurie A King, John G Nutt, Eliane Ferrari Chagas, Ismael Forte Freitas, Fay B Horak
Freezing of gait (FoG) is associated with less automatic gait and more impaired cognition, balance and postural transitions compared to people with PD who do not have FoG. However, it is unknown whether dual-task cost during postural sway, postural transitions (such as gait initiation and turning), and gait are more in subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have freezing of gait (FoG+) compared to those who do not have FoG (FoG-). Here, we hypothesized that the effects of a cognitive dual task on postural sway, postural transitions and gait would be larger in FoG+ than FoG-...
May 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515236/resonance-frequencies-of-honeybee-apis-mellifera-wings
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Christopher J Clark, Andrew M Mountcastle, Emily Mistick, Damian O Elias
During flight, insect wings bend and twist under the influence of aerodynamic and inertial forces. We tested whether wing resonance of honeybees (Apis mellifera) matches the wingbeat frequency, against the 'stiff element' hypothesis that the wing's first longitudinal mode exceeds the wingbeat frequency. Six bees were immobilized with their right wing pair outspread, and stimulated with a shaker while the normal modes were recorded with a Scanning Doppler Laser Vibrometer. The lowest normal mode of the wings was the first longitudinal bending mode, and at 602±145 Hz, greater than the wingbeat frequency of 234 Hz±13...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514058/in-situ-observation-of-crystallization-of-methylammonium-lead-iodide-perovskite-from-microdroplets
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Yahui Li, Zhenhao Zhao, Feng Lin, Xiaobing Cao, Xian Cui, Jinquan Wei
It is of great importance to investigate the crystallization of organometallic perovskite from solution for enhancing performance of perovskite solar cells. Here, this study develops a facile method for in situ observation of crystallization and growth of the methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3 ) perovskite from microdroplets ejected by an alternating viscous and inertial force jetting method. It is found that there are two crystallization modes when MAPbI3 grows from the CH3 NH3 I (MAI)/PbI2 /N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) solution: needle precursors and granular perovskites...
May 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513588/inertial-displacement-of-a-domain-wall-excited-by-ultra-short-circularly-polarized-laser-pulses
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T Janda, P E Roy, R M Otxoa, Z Šobáň, A Ramsay, A C Irvine, F Trojanek, M Surýnek, R P Campion, B L Gallagher, P Němec, T Jungwirth, J Wunderlich
Domain wall motion driven by ultra-short laser pulses is a pre-requisite for envisaged low-power spintronics combining storage of information in magnetoelectronic devices with high speed and long distance transmission of information encoded in circularly polarized light. Here we demonstrate the conversion of the circular polarization of incident femtosecond laser pulses into inertial displacement of a domain wall in a ferromagnetic semiconductor. In our study, we combine electrical measurements and magneto-optical imaging of the domain wall displacement with micromagnetic simulations...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511658/global-kalman-filter-approaches-to-estimate-absolute-angles-of-lower-limb-segments
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Samuel L Nogueira, Stefan Lambrecht, Roberto S Inoue, Magdo Bortole, Arlindo N Montagnoli, Juan C Moreno, Eduardo Rocon, Marco H Terra, Adriano A G Siqueira, Jose L Pons
BACKGROUND: In this paper we propose the use of global Kalman filters (KFs) to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments. Standard approaches adopt KFs to improve the performance of inertial sensors based on individual link configurations. In consequence, for a multi-body system like a lower limb exoskeleton, the inertial measurements of one link (e.g., the shank) are not taken into account in other link angle estimations (e.g., foot). Global KF approaches, on the other hand, correlate the collective contribution of all signals from lower limb segments observed in the state-space model through the filtering process...
May 16, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508858/onset-of-meso-scale-turbulence-in-active-nematics
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Amin Doostmohammadi, Tyler N Shendruk, Kristian Thijssen, Julia M Yeomans
Meso-scale turbulence is an innate phenomenon, distinct from inertial turbulence, that spontaneously occurs at low Reynolds number in fluidized biological systems. This spatiotemporal disordered flow radically changes nutrient and molecular transport in living fluids and can strongly affect the collective behaviour in prominent biological processes, including biofilm formation, morphogenesis and cancer invasion. Despite its crucial role in such physiological processes, understanding meso-scale turbulence and any relation to classical inertial turbulence remains obscure...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508705/physical-demands-of-game-based-training-drills-in-women-s-team-handball
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Live S Luteberget, Hege P Trollerud, Matt Spencer
Game-based training drills are popular in team sports. This study compared two game-based training conditions and official matches in team handball. Thirty-one women players wore inertial measurement units in five training sessions and five official matches. In training, 3vs3 and 6vs6 game-based training conditions were performed with a 5-min duration. PlayerLoad™ and high-intensity events (HIEs; >2.5 m · s(-1)) were extracted from the raw data. Data were analysed using magnitude-based inferences and reported with effect sizes (ESs)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506273/inertial-measurement-systems-for-segments-and-joints-kinematics-assessment-towards-an-understanding-of-the-variations-in-sensors-accuracy
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Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Hung Nguyen, Christian Duval
BACKGROUND: Joints kinematics assessment based on inertial measurement systems, which include attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), are quickly gaining in popularity for research and clinical applications. The variety of the tasks and contexts they are used in require a deep understanding of the AHRS accuracy for optimal data interpretation. However, published accuracy studies on AHRS are mostly limited to a single task measured on a limited number of segments and participants...
May 15, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504739/miniature-multicore-optical-fiber-vibration-sensor
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Joel Villatoro, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Axel Schülzgen, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
We demonstrate a compact and versatile interferometric vibration sensor that operates in reflection mode. To build the device, a short segment of symmetric strongly coupled multicore optical fiber (MCF) is fusion spliced to a single-mode optical fiber (SMF). One end of the MCF segment is cleaved and placed in a cantilever position. Due to the SMF-MCF configuration, only two supermodes are excited in the MCF. Vibrations induce cyclic bending of the MCF cantilever which results in periodic oscillations of the reflected interference spectrum...
May 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502401/effect-of-local-magnetic-field-disturbances-on-inertial-measurement-units-accuracy
#14
Xavier Robert-Lachaine, Hakim Mecheri, Christian Larue, André Plamondon
Inertial measurement units (IMUs), a practical motion analysis technology for field acquisition, have magnetometers to improve segment orientation estimation. However, sensitivity to magnetic disturbances can affect their accuracy. The objective of this study was to determine the joint angles accuracy of IMUs under different timing of magnetic disturbances of various durations and to evaluate a few correction methods. Kinematics from 12 individuals were obtained simultaneously with an Xsens system where an Optotrak cluster acting as the reference system was affixed to each IMU...
September 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496410/clinical-applications-of-iso-inertial-eccentric-overload-yoyo%C3%A2-resistance-exercise
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Per A Tesch, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, Tommy R Lundberg
In the quest for a viable non-gravity dependent method to "lift weights" in space, our laboratory introduced iso-inertial resistance (YoYo™) exercise using spinning flywheel(s), more than 25 years ago. After being thoroughly tested in individuals subjected to various established spaceflight analogs, a multi-mode YoYo™ exercise apparatus was eventually installed on the International Space Station in 2009. The method, applicable to any muscle group, provides accommodated resistance and optimal muscle loading through the full range of motion of concentric actions, and brief episodes of eccentric overload...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494321/objective-assessment-of-movement-competence-in-children-using-wearable-sensors-an-instrumented-version-of-the-tgmd-2-locomotor-subtest
#16
Maria Cristina Bisi, G Pacini Panebianco, R Polman, R Stagni
Movement competence (MC) is defined as the development of sufficient skill to assure successful performance in different physical activities. Monitoring children MC during maturation is fundamental to detect early minor delays and define effective intervention. To this purpose, several MC assessment batteries are available. When evaluating movement strategies, with the aim of identifying specific skill components that may need improving, widespread MC assessment is limited by high time consumption for scoring and the need for trained operators to ensure reliability...
April 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492479/fusion-based-on-visible-light-positioning-and-inertial-navigation-using-extended-kalman-filters
#17
Zhitian Li, Lihui Feng, Aiying Yang
With the rapid development of smart technology, the need for location-based services (LBS) increases every day. Since classical positioning technology such as GPS cannot satisfy the needs of indoor positioning, new indoor positioning technologies, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Visible light communication (VLC), have already cut a figure. VLC positioning has been proposed because it has higher accuracy, costs less, and is easier to accomplish in comparison to the other indoor positioning technologies. However, the practicality of VLC positioning is limited since it is easily affected by multipath effects and the layout of LEDs...
May 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489082/experimental-test-of-photonic-entanglement-in-accelerated-reference-frames
#18
Matthias Fink, Ana Rodriguez-Aramendia, Johannes Handsteiner, Abdul Ziarkash, Fabian Steinlechner, Thomas Scheidl, Ivette Fuentes, Jacques Pienaar, Timothy C Ralph, Rupert Ursin
The unification of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics is a long-standing challenge in contemporary physics. Experimental techniques in quantum optics have only recently reached the maturity required for the investigation of quantum systems under the influence of non-inertial motion, such as being held at rest in gravitational fields, or subjected to uniform accelerations. Here, we report on experiments in which a genuine quantum state of an entangled photon pair is exposed to a series of different accelerations...
May 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484324/the-roles-of-impact-and-inertia-in-the-failure-of-a-shoelace-knot
#19
Christopher A Daily-Diamond, Christine E Gregg, Oliver M O'Reilly
The accidental untying of a shoelace while walking often occurs without warning. In this paper, we discuss the series of events that lead to a shoelace knot becoming untied. First, the repeated impact of the shoe on the floor during walking serves to loosen the knot. Then, the whipping motions of the free ends of the laces caused by the leg swing produce slipping of the laces. This leads to eventual runaway untangling of the knot. As demonstrated using slow-motion video footage and a series of experiments, the failure of the knot happens in a matter of seconds, often without warning, and is catastrophic...
April 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475549/effects-of-the-inertia-barbell-training-on-lumbar-muscle-t2-relaxation-time
#20
Ming-Yun Sun, Jian-Qiang Lu, Zu-Chang Ma, Jiao-Jiao Lu, Qing Huang, Yi-Ning Sun, Yu Liu
The purpose of this study was to investigate variations in T2 relaxation time in normal human lumbar muscles caused by inertia barbell training. Thirty undergraduate healthy males (mean age=19 ± 1.2 years, weight=72 ± 10.0 kilograms, height=1.78 ± 0.1 meters) were recruited to participate in this study. Subjects were randomly assigned into 2 groups: an inertia barbell training group (IBTG) (n=15) and a normal barbell-training group (NBTG) (n=15). All subjects participated in lumbar flexion and extension muscle strength training for 1 hour per time, 3 times per week for a total of 8 weeks...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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