WEB-BASED LABORATORY MODULES FOR LINEAR AND ANGULAR KINEMATICS

  • John W. Chow
  • Les G. Carlton
  • James H. Cauraugh
  • Aaron R. Duley
  • Sang-Bum Kim
  • Curtis Weldon
Keywords: web-based digitizing system, linear kinematics, angular kinematics.

Abstract

Two Web-based laboratory modules have been developed and implemented for reinforcing basic concepts in kinematics in the learning of biomechanics. In the linear kinematics module, students digitize the mid-hip, heel and toe on images showing the side views of sprinting, running and jogging and analyze the stride length and time and velocity alTlong these actions. For the angular kinematics module, students digitize the near shoulder, hip, and knee on images of one complete revolution of a forward giant swing of a gymnast and determine the hip angle, the angular velocity and acceleration of the trunk. Evaluations and feedback from biomechanics instructors and students in biomechanics courses have suggested that these modules have the potential to be effective educational tools.
Published
2008-03-25