Special Issue "Biomechanics Energetics of Natural Assisted Human Comparative Movement Locomotion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: training load monitoring; physical activity; metabolic expenditure; motor control; sport technology; testing; training
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Movement and locomotion have always been key activities for all animals, being so related to the most crucial life functions: retrieving food, facing environmental issues and mating. Thus, humans fully developed complex upper arms movements and bipedal gaits in order to move and locomote. To further enhance their performance, they started inventing smart passive mechanical tools. This need arose from both intrinsic limitations of their muscles-joints-bones system and metabolic power availability. Newly invented devices were mainly introduced in order to cope with such constraints.
How symmetrical/asymmetrical are most performing/economical human-powered assisted locomotion modes on land, water, and air to date; how did passively assisted locomotion and/or movement (for catching, manipulating, carrying, etc.) evolve over history in terms of symmetry degree; and how symmetrically do man-passive tool complex best adapt to extreme environmental conditions (viz. different gradients, surfaces, media, etc.) are only some of the potential topics regarding symmetry and biomechanics and energetics of passively assisted human movement and locomotion.
The aim of this Special Issue is to advance knowledge regarding symmetry and biomechanics and energetics of passively assisted human movement and locomotion.
Dr. Luca Paolo Ardigo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical activity
- metabolic expenditure
- motor control
- sport technology