W S Selbie

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Facet surfaces of the cricoarytenoid joints from two cadaver larynges were digitized. The data were used to compute the optimal axis of rotation for each of the joints in the sense that the computed axis minimized the variance of the joint gap over the full range of joint motion. The optimal axis corresponded to a rocking motion of the arytenoid on the(More)
This paper addresses the question of whether maximal vertical jump height depends on initial jumping posture. A direct dynamics computer simulation approach was used to avoid subject preference and practice effects. The human body was modeled as four rigid segments connected by ideal hinge joints, with movement constrained to the sagittal plane and driven(More)
Muscle stretch enhances force produced in both single fibers and voluntarily activated human muscle. This study determined how initial conditions of muscle stretch (and associated eccentric work), muscle length, and load inertia contributed to human concentric muscular output during maximal voluntary forearm supination. Outputs of angular velocity and(More)
The morphometry, histochemistry, and biomechanical relationships of rectus capitis muscles were examined in adult cats. This family of muscles contained six members on the dorsal, ventral, and lateral aspects of the upper cervical vertebral column. Three dorsal muscles (rectus capitis posterior major, medius, and minor) formed a layered complex spanning(More)
This study examined whether vocal fold kinematics prior to phonation differed between hard (glottal), normal, or breathy onsets in men and women. Glottal landmarks were identified and digitized from videotape recorded with a rigid laryngoscope during different voice onset types. Significant linear relationships (p < or = 0.0055) were found among onset types(More)
During swallowing, airway protection depends upon adequate glottal closure and laryngeal elevation to prevent the entry of substances into the airway. Three-dimensional changes in the upper airway during laryngeal muscle stimulation in a canine model were quantified in animals implanted with Peterson type stimulating electrodes in the inferior and superior(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the nature of sagittal-plane motion across cervical vertebral joints and to identify the centers of rotation for each joint in anaesthetized cats X-rayed in a range of head-neck postures. Relative positions of adjacent pairs of vertebrae were assessed by constructing transparent templates for each vertebra that(More)
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