INVESTIGATION OF THE MOMENT OF INERTIA AND THE BIOMECHNICAL INTERNAL FORCES ACTING ON THE KNEE DURING HIKING

  • Jared Jun Yong Toh Toh
  • Liao Kin
  • Wei Xie
Keywords: Laser sailing, hiking, Anybody Technology, C3D, force plate, inverse dynamics, biomechanics

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to use three-dimensional (3D) motion capture data together with the computer software for analysis of the human body, Anybody Technology1, to perform inverse dynamics and quantify the biomechanical internal forces acting on the knee joints, particularly, the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral. The experiment will be conducted on-land, within a controlled environment. A customized hiking bench, designed and constructed to be identical to the deck of a Laser Standard dinghy will be used to simulate sailing conditions. From the results analysis, we can address deficiencies in the sailing techniques of sailors thereby minimizing the occurrence of knee injury during sailing. We have also investigate on the moment of inertia generated by the human body during the hiking action to explore the most effective sailing posture to be adopted.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities