APPLICATION OF SPORTS BIOMECHANICS FOR LOWER LIMB AMPUTEES

  • Francois Prince
  • Renee G. Therrien
Keywords: equipment, rehabilitation

Abstract

Introduction Sports participation and prosthetic design for physically handicapped people are largely influenced by biomechanics research. In fact, the knowledge of mechanical physics and biological material properties gave birth to the sciences of biomechanics and kinesiology. Through these sciences, significant contributions have been made in understanding basic human movements, the goal-oriented movements as well as the a apted human movements (Kreighbaum and Barthels, 1985). Biomechanics research has provided data leading to advancements in equipment and prosth tic design (Becker, 1984; and Burgess, Hittenberger, Forsgren and Lindh, 1983).
Section
Injuries / Rehabilitation