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Author Abdel-Malek, Karim, author.

Title Human motion simulation : predictive dynamics / Karim A. Abdel-Malek, Jasbir Singh Arora.

Publication Info. Waltham, MA : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 275 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Human modeling : kinematics -- Posture prediction and optimization -- Recursive dynamics -- Predictive dynamics -- Strength and fatigue : experiments and modeling -- Predicting the biomechanics of walking -- Predictive dynamics : lifting -- Validation of predictive dynamics tasks -- Concluding remarks.
Summary "Simulate realistic human motion in a virtual world with an optimization-based approach to motion prediction. With this approach, motion is governed by human performance measures, such as speed and energy, which act as objective functions to be optimized. Constraints on joint torques and angles are imposed quite easily. Predicting motion in this way allows one to use avatars to study how and why humans move the way they do, given specific scenarios. It also enables avatars to react to infinitely many scenarios with substantial autonomy. With this approach it is possible to predict dynamic motion without having to integrate equations of motion -- rather than solving equations of motion, this approach solves for a continuous time-dependent curve characterizing joint variables (also called joint profiles) for every degree of freedom"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from resource home page (ebrary, viewed January 20, 2016).
Language English.
Subject Motion study.
Movement, Psychology of.
Human locomotion.
Computer simulation.
Digital computer simulation.
Computer Simulation
Time and Motion Studies
Étude des mouvements.
Locomotion humaine.
Simulation par ordinateur.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Physiological Psychology.
Digital computer simulation
Computer simulation
Human locomotion
Motion study
Movement, Psychology of
Added Author Arora, Jasbir S., author.
Added Title Predictive dynamics
Other Form: Print version: Abdel-Malek, Karim. Human motion simulation. Waltham, MA : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2013 0124051901 (OCoLC)824733729
ISBN 9780124046016 (electronic bk.)
0124046010 (electronic bk.)
1299642241 (electronic bk.)
9781299642249 (electronic bk.)
9780124051904 (print)
0124051901 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000052185414
CHNEW 001011251
DEBBG BV042315145
DEBSZ 405349122
DEBSZ 423074083
DEBSZ 431442029
DEBSZ 449364976
NLGGC 372900542
NZ1 15292901
AU@ 000054755886

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