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Title: Evaluation of a torque-driven model of jumping for height
Authors: King, Mark A.
Wilson, Cassie
Yeadon, Maurice R.
Keywords: Computer simulation
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Subject-specific
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: KING, M.A., WILSON, C. and YEADON, M.R., 2006. Evaluation of a torque-driven model of jumping for height. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22 (4), pp.264-274.
Abstract: This study used an optimisation procedure to evaluate an 8-segment torque-driven subject-specific computer simulation model of the takeoff phase in running jumps for height. Kinetic and kinematic data were obtained on a running jump performed by an elite male high jumper. Torque generator activation timings were varied to minimise the difference between simulation and performance in terms of kinematic and kinetic variables subject to constraints on the joint angles at takeoff to ensure that joints remained within their anatomical ranges of motion. A percentage difference of 6.6% between simulation and recorded performance was obtained. Maximising the height reached by the mass centre during the flight phase by varying torque generator activation timings resulted in a credible height increase of 90 mm compared with the matching simulation. These two results imply that the model is sufficiently complex and has appropriate strength parameters to give realistic simulations of running jumps for height.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Applied Biomechanics [© Human Kinetics] and the definitive version is available at: http://hk.humankinetics.com/JAB/journalAbout.cfm
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6127
ISSN: 1065-8483
1543-2688
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