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Biomechanics: Principles, Trends and Applications
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Editors: Jerrod H. Levy
Book Description:
Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles (statics, strength of materials and stress analysis to the solution of biological problems of living organisms. This includes bioengineering, the research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms and the application of engineering principles to and from biological systems. This research and analysis can be carried forth on multiple levels, from the molecular, wherein biomaterials such as collagen and elastin are considered, all the way up to the tissue and organ level. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in the study of this dynamic field with a focus on issues such as; art biomechanics, understanding corneal biomechanics, biomechanical remodeling of the diabetic gastrointestinal tract, biomechanics in children with cerebral palsy, cell biomechanics for orthopaedic implants, and others.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Arts Biomechanics – An Infant Science: Its Challenges and Future, pp. 1-56
(Gongbing Shan and Peter Visentin, Department of Kinesiology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

Chapter 2. Understanding Corneal Biomechanics through Experimental Assessment and Numerical Simulation, pp. 57-110
(Ahmed Elsheikh, Senior Lecturer, Ocular Biomechanics Group, Division of Civil Engineering, University of Dundee, Scotland)

Chapter 3. Biomechanics Concepts of Bone-Oral Implant Interface, pp. 111-136
(Ahmed Ballo, BDS, PhD, Niko Moritz, PhD, Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, and others)

Chapter 4. Biomechanical Remodeling of the Diabetic Gastrointestinal Tract, pp. 137-162
(Jingbo Zhao, Donghua Liao, Jian Yang, Hans Gregersen, Mech-sense, Aalborg Hospital Science and Innovation Centre (AHSIC), Aalborg, Denmark)

Chapter 5. Biomechanics of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Health and Disease, pp. 163-206
((Jingbo Zhao, Donghua Liao, Hans Gregersen, Mech-sense, Aalborg Hospital Science and Innovation Centre (AHSIC), Aalborg, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 6. Electromyography in the 21st Century: From Voluntary Signals to Motor Evoked Potentials, pp. 207-232
(Petra S. Williams, P.T., and Brian C. Clark, Ph.D, Institute for Neuromusculoskeletal Research at Ohio University, and others)

Chapter 7. Biomechanics in Children with Cerebral Palsy, pp. 233-250
(Jessie Chen, Ph.D., Dinah Reilly, Ph.D., P.T., Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, and others)

Chapter 8. Biomechanical Properties of Cornea, pp. 251-266
(Sunil Shah, Mohammad Laiquzzaman, Birmingham Heartland and Solihull NHS Trust, Solihull, West Midlands Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 9. Some Aspects of the Biomechanics of Skilled Musical Performance, pp. 267-280
(Jessie Chen, Ph.D., George Moore, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, and others)

Chapter 10. Contact Hip Stress Measurements in Orthopaedic Clinical Practice, pp. 281-294
(Blaž Mavčič, M.D., Ph.D, Matej Daniel, Ph.D, Vane Antolič, M.D., Ph.D., Aleš Iglič, Ph.D., Veronika Kralj-Iglič, Ph.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 11. External Pelvic Fixation during Lumbar Muscle Resistance Exercise, pp. 295-304
(Michael C. McGlaughlin, DPT, Philip A. Anloague, DHSc, and Brian C. Clark, Ph.D,
Physical Therapy Program, Department of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton and University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, and others)

Chapter 12. Bone Cell Adhesion: An Important Aspect of Cell Biomechanics in the Development of Surface Modifications for Orthopaedic Implants, pp. 305-314
(Andreas Fritsche, Frank Luethen, Barbera Nebe, Joachim Rychly, Ulrich Lembke, Carmen Zietz, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Rainer Bader, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rostock, Medical Faculty, Rostock, Germany, and others)

Chapter 13. The Differences in Biomechanical Patterns of Fast Motor Learning of Children and Adults, pp. 315-316
(A. Skurvidas, A. Zuoza, B. Gutnik, D. Nash, Lithuanian State Academy of Sport and Physical Education, Kaunas, Lithuania, and others)

Chapter 14. Applying Pressure Sensors and Size Differences in Running Shoes Fit Measurement, pp. 317-350
(Y.L.Cheng, Y.L. Hong, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chines University of Hong Kong)

Chapter 15. Improvement of the Input Data in Biomechanics: Kinematic and Body Segment Inertial Parameters, pp. 351-384
(Tony Monnet, Mickael Begon, Claude Vallee, Patrick Lacouture, Universit'e de Poitiers, Laboratoire de M'ecanique des Solides, UMR CNRS, Cedex, France, and others)


      Biomechanics - Theory and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 402pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-394-3
   Status: AV
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