Accession Number : AD0637182

Title :   THE MOTION OF THE HUMAN CENTER OF MASS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jan-31 Dec 64.

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Weis,Edmund B. , Jr. ; Primiano,Frank P. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The report concerns the development of a relationship between the human mechanical impedance and the coupling of the human center of mass to the environment. The mechanical impedance is a common analysis tool in biomechanics while the analysis of the coupling of the center of mass to the environment is technically more difficult, if not impossible. The development is based on linear, passive, isotropic theory and shows that the transfer function which expresses the relation between the motion of the center of mass and the motion of the source is similar to a linear second order mechanical system in each of the translational spatial degrees of freedom. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MASS, HUMANS), (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, MASS), VELOCITY, DAMPING, FORCE(MECHANICS), ACCELERATION, MOTION, BIOPHYSICS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), VIBRATION, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE