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Strouhal number (St) corresponds to a wake parameter based on the tail kinematics of swimming animals according to St=A.f/U, where f is the stroke frequency, A is the fin-beat peak-to-peak amplitude, and U is the forward speed. St number is a trade-off between amplitude and frequency that generates a forward velocity. This parameter may therefore be(More)
BACKGROUND Using statistical characteristics of the centre of pressure displacement or of the ground reaction forces, it is difficult to have quantitative evaluation of the equilibrium strategy employed (ankle or hip). The purpose of this study is to validate a new force-plate based approach that allows to evaluate postural strategies employed through a(More)
The use of swim fins has become popular in various water sport activities. While numerous models of swim fin with various innovative shapes have been subjectively designed, the exact influence of the fin characteristics on swimming performance is still much debated, and remains difficult to quantify. To date, the most common approach for evaluating swim fin(More)
Biomechanical models are used with force-plate information to determine the center of mass (COM) trajectory during standing. They are usually based on simplifying assumptions and are often limited to a single-plane analysis. The objectives of this study were to present a three-dimensional (3-D) model to calculate the excursion of the COM of the human body,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the individual influence of different types of socket designs on the hip's range of motion in transfemoral amputees. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied the kinematic parameters of the hip joint for patients with transfemoral amputation under four experimental conditions: without a socket, with a quadrilateral socket, an ischial containment(More)
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