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Doel vak• To be able to define and calculate local joint coordinate systems
• To be able to use and understand different calibration methods and
• To be able to translate technical motion descriptions into clinically
• To apply the above to experimental data
. Be aware of, and understand, interpretation difficulties related
to Euler decompositions
• To interpret and comment on methods as described in the literature
Inhoud vakIn this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of
three-dimensional kinematics, as well as the (more or less) standard
application methods. The course can be seen as an extension of the
Applied Biomechanics course where students worked with a 3D model and
pre-processed algorithms. In this course, students will have to program
the (basic) algorithms from scratch and / or construct script files that
use Matlab toolbox applications. Much attention is paid to the
interpretation of 3-D kinematics results and the pitfalls an confusions
related to the (mis)use of 3-D methods.
The course will comprise three separate blocks focusing on:
1. the definition and use of local coordinate systems in the calculation
2. the use of technical marker sets as well as the practical
implications of data processing, especially correcting for missing
3. the calculation procedures for obtaining helical axes, needed for the
definition of functional axes-based coordinate systems.
OnderwijsvormLectures, computer practicals and tutorials
The three computer practicals are obligatory, but are not separately
The first two blocks / practicals there are linked to optional in-term
practical will contribute for 20% to the final score.
Toetsvorm- completion of all 3 assignments is mandatory to qualify for the exam
- two optional in-term tests on calculation skills, partially exempting
- final test on calculation skills + literature
- score: 3 x 20% for calculation questions (one for each block)
40% for essay question
Vereiste voorkennisThis course requires proficiency in Matlab and matrix calculation. If
there is a deficiency related to Matlab skills, students are strongly
advised to take the TUE web-based matlab course that can be found at
Some overlap exists with Applied Biomechanics, but 3D Kinematics will
focus more on developing the skills to perform your own analysis from
scratch as well as the interpretation of results in the light of the
underlying methods and method assumptions
LiteratuurRelevant papers will be listed in Canvas.
A useful source is the book by Zatsiorsky (Zatsiorsky, Valdimir M.,
Kinematics of Human Motion. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, 1st
edition, 1998. ISBN 0-880110767-5), which will be used as reference
DoelgroepThe course is especially suitable for students who intend to perform
their own research in motion analysis, based on opto-electronic data
If students do NOT have sufficient matlab skills, it will be difficult
if not impossible to successfully follow this course
Overige informatieThe maximum number of participants in this course is limited to 40.
Aanbevolen voorkennisMatlab and matrix calculation
|Faculteit||Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.|
|Vakcoördinator||prof. dr. H.E.J. Veeger|
|Examinator||prof. dr. H.E.J. Veeger|
prof. dr. H.E.J. Veeger
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