Biomechanics

Ian Rice, Florentina J. Hettinga, Justin Laferrier, Michelle L. Sporner, Christine M. Heiner, Brendan Burkett, Rory A. Cooper

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Paralympic Athlete
Subtitle of host publicationHandbook of Sports Medicine and Science
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages31-50
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781444334043
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Handcycling, added as an official event-in the Paralympics in 2004
  • Human performance modeling, or humans engaged in a goal-directed behavior-a designed task within a specific environment
  • Individuals with lower-limb loss, competing at high levels in Paralympic running events with prosthetic devices
  • Paralympic Sport Science-biomechanics
  • Power balance model (PBM) and cyclic concept of propulsion-and study of wheelchair athletics for improving performance
  • Racing wheelchairs, designed and customized-to anatomical features and functional capabilities of each user
  • Sport biomechanics-the amputee with their prosthesis
  • Sports biomechanics and the Paralympic amputee
  • Wheelchair athlete and wheelchair, being inseparable-wheelchair-athlete interface, dictated by a number of parameters
  • Wheelchair-user interface-user's goals and abilities, in aligning critical chair dimensions to athlete's anthropometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Rice, I., Hettinga, F. J., Laferrier, J., Sporner, M. L., Heiner, C. M., Burkett, B., & Cooper, R. A. (2010). Biomechanics. In The Paralympic Athlete: Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science (pp. 31-50). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444328356.ch2