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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641241/influence-of-shoulder-kinematic-estimate-on-joint-and-muscle-mechanics-predicted-by-musculoskeletal-model
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Yoann Blache, Mickael Begon
Little information is available in the existing literature regarding the influence of the scapular kinematic estimate method on musculoskeletal analysis. This study aimed to assess the propagation of errors due to the method used for scapular kinematics reconstruction in the workflow of musculoskeletal modeling (joint kinematics, joint torques, muscle force and joint reaction force) in shoulder and upper-limb movements. Two participants performed functional (arm elevation and rotation), daily life (eating and reaching pants pockets) and sports movements (a simulated throwing maneuver)...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641182/unraveling-the-complexities-of-the-velocity-dependency-of-e-coli-retention-and-release-parameters-in-saturated-porous-media
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Salini Sasidharan, Scott A Bradford, Saeed Torkzaban, Xueyan Ye, Joanne Vanderzalm, Xinqiang Du, Declan Page
Escherichia coli transport and release experiments were conducted to investigate the pore-water velocity (v) dependency of the sticking efficiency (α), the fraction of the solid surface area that contributed to retention (Sf), the percentage of injected cells that were irreversibly retained (Mirr), and cell release under different (10-300mM) ionic strength (IS) conditions. Values of α, Sf, and Mirr increased with increasing IS and decreasing v, but the dependency on v was greatest at intermediate IS (30 and 50mM)...
June 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641036/modelling-error-distribution-in-the-ground-reaction-force-during-an-induced-acceleration-analysis-of-running-in-rear-foot-strikers
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Sekiya Koike, Seigo Nakaya, Hiroto Mori, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Alexander P Willmott
The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a methodology for quantifying the contributions of modelling error terms, as well as individual joint torque, gravitational force and motion-dependent terms, to the generation of ground reaction force (GRF), whose true value can be measured with high accuracy using a force platform. Dynamic contributions to the GRF were derived from the combination of (1) the equations of motion for the individual segments, (2) the equations for constraint conditions arising from the connection of adjacent segments at joints, and (3) the equations for anatomical constraint axes at certain joints...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640926/clinimetric-properties-of-hip-abduction-strength-measurements-obtained-using-a-handheld-dynamometer-in-individuals-with-a-lower-extremity-amputation
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Ruud A Leijendekkers, Gerben van Hinte, Amy D Sman, J Bart Staal, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
INTRODUCTION: Suitable handheld dynamometer (HHD)-techniques to test hip abduction strength in individuals with a lower extremity amputation, irrespective of their amputation level are absent. The aim of this study was to optimise a HHD-technique and to test its reproducibility and validity. METHODS: This study involved three phases, in which two techniques were evaluated. Both HHD-techniques used a lever-arm of 22 centimetre. HHD-technique 1 used a break-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640757/novel-domain-wall-dynamics-in-synthetic-antiferromagnets
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See-Hun Yang, Stuart Parkin
In this article, we review fascinating new mechanisms on recently observed remarkable current driven domain wall motion in nanowires formed from perpendicularly magnetized synthetic antiferromagnets interfaced with heavy metallic layers, sources of spin-orbit torques. All the associated torques such as volumetric adiabatic and non-adiabatic spin-transfer-torque, spin-orbit torques, shape anisotropy field torques, Dzyaloshinkii-Moriya interaction torques and most importantly a new powerful torque, exchange coupling torque, will be discussed based on an analytical model that provides an intuitive description of domain wall dynamics in synthetic ferromagnets as well as synthetic antiferromagnets...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636840/influence-of-sex-on-performance-fatigability-of-the-plantar-flexors-following-repeated-maximal-dynamic-shortening-contractions
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Amelia C Lanning, Geoffrey Alonzo Power, Anita D Christie, Brian H Dalton
The purpose was to determine sex-differences in fatigability during maximal, unconstrained velocity, shortening plantar flexions. The role of time-dependent measures (i.e., rate of torque development (RTD), rate of velocity development (RVD), rate of neuromuscular activation) in such sex-related differences was also examined. By task termination, females exhibited less reductions in power and similar changes in rate of neuromuscular activation than males, indicating females were less fatigable than males.
June 21, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636643/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-prevents-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat
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Koichi Himori, Daisuke Tatebayashi, Keita Kanzaki, Masanobu Wada, Håkan Westerblad, Johanna T Lanner, Takashi Yamada
Skeletal muscle weakness is a prominent feature in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we investigated whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) training protects against skeletal muscle dysfunction in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). AIA was produced by intraarticular injection of complete Freund's adjuvant into the knees of Wistar rats. For NMES training, dorsiflexor muscles were stimulated via a surface electrode (0.5 ms pulse, 50 Hz, 2 s on/4 s off). NMES training was performed every other day for three weeks and consisted of three sets produced at three min intervals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636479/decrements-in-knee-extensor-and-flexor-strength-are-associated-with-performance-fatigue-during-simulated-basketball-game-play-in-adolescent-male-players
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Aaron T Scanlan, Jordan L Fox, Nattai R Borges, Anne Delextrat, Tania Spiteri, Vincent J Dalbo, Robert Stanton, Crystal O Kean
This study quantified lower-limb strength decrements and assessed the relationships between strength decrements and performance fatigue during simulated basketball. Ten adolescent, male basketball players completed a circuit-based, basketball simulation. Sprint and jump performance were assessed during each circuit, with knee flexion and extension peak concentric torques measured at baseline, half-time, and full-time. Decrement scores were calculated for all measures. Mean knee flexor strength decrement was significantly (P < 0...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636055/effect-of-headless-compression-screw-on-construct-stability-for-centre-of-rotation-and-angulation-based-levelling-osteotomy-biomechanical-testing-in-flexion-and-torsion
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Michelle R Meyer, Mireya A Perez, Mohammad S Hossain, Edward B Silverman, Randall B Fitch, Ryan B Wicker
OBJECTIVE: To compare the biomechanical properties of bone and implant constructs when used for the centre of rotation and angulation (CORA) based levelling osteotomy, with and without implantation of a trans-osteotomy headless compression screw tested under three-point flexural and torsional forces; thereby determining the contribution of a trans-osteotomy headless compression screw with regards to stability of the construct. METHODS: Experimental biomechanical study utilizing 12 pairs of cadaveric canine tibias...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634926/aging-effect-on-the-instrumented-timed-up-and-go-test-variables-in-nursing-home-women-aged-80-93%C3%A2-years
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Ryszard Zarzeczny, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik, Anna Polak, Jakub Maliszewski, Adam Kiełtyka, Beata Matyja, Magdalena Dudek, Joanna Zborowska, Adam Wajdman
Although the total "Timed-Up-and Go" test (TUG) performance time can characterize an age-related decline of general mobility, this result alone doesn't give any detailed information about the test subtasks. The primary objective of the study was to identify in nursing home women a variable extracted from instrumented TUG (iTUG) that is the best predictor of age. The secondary objective was to assess whether this variable is associated with the results of the isometric knee extension peak torque (IKEPT); lower limb strength measured by the 30-s chair stand test (30sCST), and walking capacity measured by the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
June 20, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633608/biomechanics-of-increased-spin-velocity-of-flying-discs-during-forehand-throws-by-skilled-and-unskilled-throwers
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Kei Sasakawa, Koji Umegaki, Shinji Sakurai
We aimed to assess the relationship between throwing distance and kinematic release parameters of the flying disc in unskilled throwers, and to assess the relationship between kinetic variables acting on flying discs and the change in spin velocity during long forehand throws by skilled and unskilled throwers. Ten skilled and eleven unskilled throwers performed throws at maximum effort. Reflective marker positions on the disc and body were recorded with a 3D motion capture system during the throws to derive kinematic variables of a disc and kinetic variables acting on the disc...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632063/kinetic-analysis-of-the-lower-limbs-in-baseball-tee-batting
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Kazumichi Ae, Sekiya Koike, Norihisa Fujii, Michiyoshi Ae, Takashi Kawamura
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of the ground reaction forces on the rotation of the body as a whole and on the joint torques of the lower limbs associated with trunk and pelvic rotation in baseball tee batting. A total of 22 male collegiate baseball players participated in this study. Three-dimensional coordinate data were acquired by a motion capture system (250 Hz), and ground reaction forces of both legs were measured with three force platforms (1,000 Hz). Kinetic data were used to calculate the moment about the vertical axis through the body's centre of mass resulting from ground reaction forces, as well as to calculate the torque and mechanical work in the lower limb joints...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630577/effects-of-high-velocity-elastic-band-versus-heavy-resistance-training-on-hamstring-strength-activation-and-sprint-running-performance
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Donatas Janusevicius, Audrius Snieckus, Albertas Skurvydas, Viktoras Silinskas, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Sigitas Kamandulis
Hamstring muscle injuries occur during high-speed activities, which suggests that muscular strength at high velocities may be more important than maximal strength. This study examined hamstring adaptations to training for maximal strength and for strength at high velocities. Physically active men (n = 25; age, 23.0 ± 3.2 years) were randomly divided into: (1) a resistance training (RT, n = 8) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions; (2) a resistance training concentric (RTC; n = 9) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-only hamstring contractions; and (3) a high-velocity elastic band training (HVT, n = 8) group, which performed low-load, high-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628390/influence-of-screw-surface-treatment-on-retention-of-implant-supported-fixed-partial-dentures
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Marcos Boaventura de Moura, Renata Borges Rodrigues, Leandro Moreira Pinto, Cleudmar Amaral de Araújo, Veridiana Resende Novais, Paulo César Simamoto Júnior
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of DLC (Diamond-like carbon) coating on the removal torque of prefabricated implant screws after cyclic loading. Four groups with two crowns supported by two implants (n=5) were obtained according to splinted and non-splinted prosthesis, using titanium or DLC screw (STi, SC, NSTi and NSC). The prosthetic screws were tightened at 32Ncm, retightened, and the specimens were submitted to 106 mechanical cycles (4Hz/98N). After cyclic loading, loosening torque was evaluated and the final measurements were performed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627334/wheelchair-pushing-and-turning-lumbar-spine-and-shoulder-loads-and-recommended-limits
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Eric B Weston, Safdar N Khan, William S Marras
The objective of this study was to determine how simulated manual wheelchair pushing influences biomechanical loading to the lumbar spine and shoulders. 62 subjects performed simulated wheelchair pushing and turning in a laboratory. An electromyography-assisted biomechanical model was used to estimate spinal loads. Moments at the shoulder joint, external hand forces, and net turning torque were also assessed. Multiple linear regression techniques were employed to develop biomechanically-based wheelchair pushing guidelines relating resultant hand force or net torque to spinal load...
June 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626763/implant-stability-in-the-posterior-maxilla-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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Raquel Zita Gomes, Mario Ramalho de Vasconcelos, Isabel Maria Lopes Guerra, Rute Alexandra Borges de Almeida, Antonio Cabral de Campos Felino
AIM: To evaluate the primary and secondary stability of implants in the posterior maxilla. METHODS: Patients were allocated into three groups: (A) native bone, (B) partially regenerated bone, and (C) nearly totally regenerated bone. Insertion torque (IT) and implant stability quotient (ISQ) were measured at placement, to evaluate whether satisfactory high primary stability (IT ≥ 45 N/cm; ISQ ≥ 60) was achieved; ISQ was measured 15, 30, 45, and 60 days after placement, to investigate the evolution to secondary stability...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624851/acute-effects-of-constant-torque-and-constant-angle-stretching-on-the-muscle-and-tendon-tissue-properties
#17
Andreas Konrad, Francesco Budini, Markus Tilp
PURPOSE: Static stretching induces acute structural changes of the muscle-tendon unit (MTU) that are related to the intensity or duration of stretching. It has been reported that stretching with a constant torque (CT) leads to greater joint range of motion changes than stretching with a constant angle (CA). Whether or not this difference is due to different structural changes of the MTUs of the lower leg and ankle plantar flexors is not known. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of single CA and CT stretching on various muscle and tendon mechanical properties...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624688/relation-between-peak-power-output-in-sprint-cycling-and-maximum-voluntary-isometric-torque-production
#18
Mehdi Kordi, Stuart Goodall, Paul Barratt, Nicola Rowley, Jonathan Leeder, Glyn Howatson
From a cycling paradigm, little has been done to understand the relationships between maximal isometric strength of different single joint lower body muscle groups and their relation with, and ability to predict PPO and how they compare to an isometric cycling specific task. The aim of this study was to establish relationships between maximal voluntary torque production from isometric single-joint and cycling specific tasks and assess their ability to predict PPO. Twenty male trained cyclists participated in this study...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624113/pi-controller-design-for-indirect-vector-controlled-induction-motor-a-decoupling-approach
#19
Jitendra Kr Jain, Sandip Ghosh, Somnath Maity, Pawel Dworak
Decoupling of the stator currents is important for smoother torque response of indirect vector controlled induction motors. Typically, feedforward decoupling is used to take care of current coupling that requires exact knowledge of motor parameters, additional circuitry and signal processing. In this paper, a method is proposed to design the regulating proportional-integral gains that minimize coupling without any requirement of the additional decoupler. The variation of the coupling terms for change in load torque is considered as the performance measure...
June 14, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623037/muscle-recruitment-and-coordination-with-an-ankle-exoskeleton
#20
Katherine M Steele, Rachel W Jackson, Benjamin R Shuman, Steven H Collins
Exoskeletons have the potential to assist and augment human performance. Understanding how users adapt their movement and neuromuscular control in response to external assistance is important to inform the design of these devices. The aim of this research was to evaluate changes in muscle recruitment and coordination for ten unimpaired individuals walking with an ankle exoskeleton. We evaluated changes in the activity of individual muscles, cocontraction levels, and synergistic patterns of muscle coordination with increasing exoskeleton work and torque...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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