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Understanding balance : the mechanics of posture and locomotion

Author: Tristan D M Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall ; San Diego, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Singular Pub. Group, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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We generally take it for granted that we can stand upright and move around without much difficulty. However, when we realize that the human body, like that of any animal, is a compliant, springy structure with distributed mass, we can appreciate that the task of achieving and maintaining balance is far from simple.
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Roberts, Tristan D.M. (Tristan David Martin).
Understanding balance.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall ; San Diego, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Singular Pub. Group, 1995
(OCoLC)604533929
Online version:
Roberts, Tristan D.M. (Tristan David Martin).
Understanding balance.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall ; San Diego, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Singular Pub. Group, 1995
(OCoLC)610004316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tristan D M Roberts
ISBN: 9780412601606 0412601605 9781565934160 1565934164
OCLC Number: 33167785
Description: x, 348 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. The problem --
2. The concept of 'force' --
3. Struts and springs --
4. The generation and deployment of muscle force --
5. Active balance --
6. Staying upright --
7. Locomotion --
8. Proprioceptive transducers --
9. Central processing.
Responsibility: Tristan D.M. Roberts.

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