Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports by Alexander J. Smits, Steven Ogg (auth.), George K. Hung, Jani

By Alexander J. Smits, Steven Ogg (auth.), George K. Hung, Jani Macari Pallis (eds.)

Biomedical Engineering ideas in Sports includes in-depth discussions at the primary biomechanical and physiological ideas underlying the acts of throwing, capturing, hitting, kicking, and tackling in activities, in addition to imaginative and prescient education, activities damage, and rehabilitation. the themes contain:

-Golf ball aerodynamics and golfing membership layout,

-Golf swing and placing biomechanics,

-Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions,

-Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions,

-Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters,

-Football ahead cross aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics,

-Soccer biomechanics,

-Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics,

-Vision education in activities,

-Children maturation and function,

-Rehabilitation and scientific advances in therapy of activities accidents.

This booklet is vital analyzing for biomedical engineers, physicists, activity scientists, and physiologists who desire to replace their wisdom of biomechanical and biomedical rules and their purposes to activities. The ebook can be utilized in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level direction in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, activities know-how, activities drugs, or workout body structure. furthermore, it will likely be of worth to athletic laypersons who take pleasure in observing or engaging in activities similar to golfing, tennis, softball, soccer, football, and basketball.

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The tenn "offset" describes shaping the c1ubhead so that the hitting area is moved back from the plane of the shaft. This is generally used to reduce sliced shots by helping the clubface rotate more "closed" during the downswing. The offset head impacts the ball slightly later in the swing are, allowing more time for the clubhead to "close". Also, the centrifugal forces aligning the Cg along the swing radius tend to make the clubface angle more "closed" prior to impact. The term "inset" describes shaping the clubhead so that the shaft centerline projects more towards the center of the club in the heel-to-toe direction.

Chap. 2. 3. Mechanical swing robot and launch monitor (photo courtesy of Golflabs, San Diego,CA). Launch monitors create the ultimate custom fitting for the serious golfer; nowhere is this more evident than on the PGA Tour. In their quest for maximum distance off the tee, most Tour pros now understand that distance is not just a function of how "hard" they hit the ball, but how they launch the ball. Launch monitors tell each player their ball velocity, launch angle, and backspin for each shot. If a player is losing distance due to excessive backspin, a modification in shaft, clubhead, or ball type is made until the same swing produces more optimum launch conditions.

1. Strength-to weight ratios of various clubhead materials. Durability and ease of manufacturing are additional issues to consider in choosing new materials for your club. Not only do clubheads have to survive different dirt and sand conditions (and the occasional cart path), but your entire bag of clubs typically experiences temperature ranges of 40-110 deg F while constantly being bounced around in your car trunk or golf cart. Ease of manufacturing directly affects the cost of the club. After all, cost may be a secondary consideration to performance, but it still plays a main role in the design process.

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