computerized dynamic posturography
motion recording devices
magnetic resonance imaging
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- Explain the focus of developmental biomechanics.
- The safety and mechanical efficiency of tools would most likely be evaluated by which type of biomechanist?
- List and describe some optical recording devices.
- Define biomechanics.
- Is biomechanics a discipline? Explain.
- Why do we need to study movement using an interdisciplinary approach?
- What is the difference between biomechanics and kinesiology?
- Define kinetics, kinematics, dynamics, and statics.
- Identify the major areas of research in biomechanics.
- Give five examples of biomechanical applications.
- What is a force platform?
- Name five journals where biomechanists publish their research.
- Go to either the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport website (www.isbs.org) or the Canadian Society of Biomechanics website (www.csb-scb.com). Write a brief description of the website’s contents.
- Find two different professional journals that publish articles related to biomechanics. Retrieve one article from each. In your own words, write an abstract for each article.
- Explore (using the Internet and/or written sources) the job market for biomechanics, and write a brief report on one potential career opportunity.
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