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Joint Control of Arm Movements During Activities of Daily Living


Abstract The ultimate goal of human movement control research is to understand how natural movements performed in daily activities, are controlled. Natural movements require coordination of multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) of the arm. Here, patterns of arm joint control during daily functional tasks were examined, which are performed through rotation of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist with the use of seven DOF: shoulder flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, and internal/external rotation; elbow flexion/extension and pronation/supination; wrist flexion/extension and radial/ulnar deviation. Analyzed movements imitated two activities of daily living: combing the hair and turning the page in a book. Kinematic and kinetic analyses were conducted. The s... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Marshall, Dirk (Author) / Dounskaia, Natalia (Advisor) / Schaefer, Sydney (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomechanics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 35 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Biomedical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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