13E054BMH - Biomechanics

Course specification
Course title Biomechanics
Acronym 13E054BMH
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics - Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition -
The goal Introduces students to key notions and concepts of movement biomechanics and its mathematical models.
The outcome Enables collaboration in the field of medicine, biology and sports. Makes students capable of understanding and developing mathematical modeling and simulation in the biomechanics of humans and its application to humanoid robots.
Contents of lectures ELEMENTS OF ANATOMY. KINEMATICS: Kinematic pairs/chains; Degrees of freedom; internal/external coordinates; direct/inverse problem; redundancy. DYNAMICS: Newton-Euler equations; a recursive form for the computer-aided modeling. SELECTED PROBLEMS: Bipedal gait: stability and zero-moment point; Motion in sports; Handwriting; Grasping. Human biomechanics as a foundation for the humanoid robotics.
Contents of exercises Seminars and homework assignments in the field of practical aspects in biomechanics
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises, computer-based laboratory exercises, consultations.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 40
Projects 60
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0