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Activity identification using body-mounted sensors--a review of classification techniques.
With the advent of miniaturized sensing technology, which can be body-worn, it is now possible to collect and store data on different aspects of human movement under the conditions of free living.Expand
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Assessing mechanical function of the zygomatic region in macaques: validation and sensitivity testing of finite element models
Crucial to the interpretation of the results of any finite element analysis of a skeletal system is a test of the validity of the results and an assessment of the sensitivity of the model parameters.Expand
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Dimensions and moment arms of the hind- and forelimb muscles of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).
This paper supplies quantitative data on the hind- and forelimb musculature of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and calculates maximum joint moments of force as a contribution to a betterExpand
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Orangutan positional behavior and the nature of arboreal locomotion in Hominoidea.
The Asian apes, more than any other, are restricted to an arboreal habitat. They are consequently an important model in the interpretation of the morphological commonalities of the apes, which areExpand
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Locomotion and posture from the common hominoid ancestor to fully modern hominins, with special reference to the last common panin/hominin ancestor
Based on our knowledge of locomotor biomechanics and ecology we predict the locomotion and posture of the last common ancestors of (a) great and lesser apes and their close fossil relativesExpand
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Segment inertial properties of primates: new techniques for laboratory and field studies of locomotion.
Studies of the dynamics of locomotor performances depend on knowledge of the distribution of body mass within and between limb segments. However, these data are difficult to derive. Segment massExpand
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Arboreality, terrestriality and bipedalism
The full publication of Ardipithecus ramidus has particular importance for the origins of hominin bipedality, and strengthens the growing case for an arboreal origin. Palaeontological techniquesExpand
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The mechanical effectiveness of erect and "bent-hip, bent-knee" bipedal walking in Australopithecus afarensis.
It is universally accepted that the postcranial skeleton of the early hominid Australopithecus afarensis shows adaptations, or at least exaptations, towards bipedalism. However, there continues to beExpand
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Energetic efficiency and ecology as selective factors in the saltatory adaptation of prosimian primates
We tend to assume that natural selection will bring about ‘optimal’ configurations in morphology and behaviour. Jumping locomotion involves large forces and energy costs which, in this non-cyclicExpand
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Locomotor ecology of wild orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) in the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia: a multivariate analysis using log-linear modelling.
The large body mass and exclusively arboreal lifestyle of Sumatran orangutans identify them as a key species in understanding the dynamic between primates and their environment. Increased knowledgeExpand
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