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BACKGROUND Literature shows that landing with great impact forces may be a risk factor for knee injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among selected lower extremity kinematics and kinetics during the landing of a stop-jump task. METHODS Landmark coordinates and ground reaction forces during a stop-jump task were collected.(More)
The purpose of this paper was to provide parameters for the development of a musculoskeletal model of the upper extremity. Five upper extremity specimens were obtained from four fresh cadavers. Anthropometric measures were obtained for each cadaver. Segment inertial parameters were estimated for each specimen from anthropometric measures of the cadaver from(More)
To investigate how top-down (TD) and bottom-up (BU) information is weighted in the guidance of human search behavior, we manipulated the proportions of BU and TD components in a saliency-based model. The model is biologically plausible and implements an artificial retina and a neuronal population code. The BU component is based on feature-contrast. The TD(More)
We combine local texture features (PCA-SIFT), global features (shape context), and spatial features within a single multi-layer AdaBoost model of object class recognition. The first layer selects PCA-SIFT and shape context features and combines the two feature types to form a strong clas-sifier. Although previous approaches have used either feature type to(More)
Measurement of scapular kinematics is an important component in the assessment of shoulder function; however, repeatability of these measurements has not been established. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine the repeatability of scapular rotation measures for different humeral elevation planes between trials, sessions, and days.(More)
The purposes of this study were to investigate (1) the relationships between official distance and selected ground reaction measures during discus throwing; and (2) the relationships between selected ground reactions and selected lower extremity joint kinetics. Three high-speed video cameras and three force plates were used to collect three-dimensional(More)
AIM To investigate magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tractography in the assessment of altered major white matter (WM) fibre tracts in periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve children (male:female = 7:5, age range 3-10 years; mean age = 6.5 years) who had suffered PVL were included in this study.(More)
The objective of this study was to qualitatively characterize quadriceps and hamstring muscle activation as well as to determine knee flexion angle during the eccentric motion of sidestep cutting, cross-cutting, stopping, and landing. Fifteen healthy collegiate and recreational athletes performed the four movements while knee angle and electromyographic(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs have used videotapes of jump-landing technique as a key instructional component to improve landing performance. HYPOTHESIS All videotape feedback model groups will increase knee flexion angles at initial contact and overall knee flexion motion and decrease peak vertical ground reaction(More)