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School of Engineering
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
BIOENGINEERING OF MOVEMENT
INP7078883, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
IN2374, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOENGINEERING OF MOVEMENT
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ZIMI SAWACHA ING-INF/06
Other lecturers ANNAMARIA GUIOTTO ING-INF/06

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INO2043560 HUMAN MOVEMENT AND REHABILITATION BIOENGINEERING ZIMI SAWACHA IN0532

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/06 Electronic and Information Bioengineering 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 A.A. 2019-2020 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 SAWACHA ZIMI (Presidente)
GUIOTTO ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
DALLA MAN CHIARA (Supplente)
8 A.A. 2018-2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 DALLA MAN CHIARA (Presidente)
SAWACHA ZIMI (Membro Effettivo)
BERTOLDO ALESSANDRA (Supplente)
PEDERSEN MORTEN GRAM (Supplente)
SPARACINO GIOVANNI (Supplente)
TOFFOLO GIANNA MARIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic Physiscs and Maths concepts.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is design to provide an understanding of the principles of musculoskeletal movements and the methods to measure and analyse movements. Basic Movement Analysis principless will be provided, from a biomechanics point of view. Specifically rigid body joint kinematics and kinetics will be addressed also with the aid of some biomechanics case studies. Basic principles of the methodologies adopted in movement analysis for providing direct and indirect measures of human motion will be provided, with a special focus on sterephotogrammetry, force and plantar pressure plates, surface electromyography and inertial sensors.
Examination methods: Written Test and computer exercises.
Assessment criteria: The programme is intended to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion measurement and analysis. The modules are assessed by a combination of written examination and computer based exercises assessment.
Course unit contents: 1. Joint mechanics:
1.1. Joint kinematics
1.2. Anatomical landmarks
1.3. Anatomical reference Systems
1.4. Rigid body transformation matrix
1.5. Joint angles, Cardan angles
1.6. Case study: knee joint angles based on Grood & Suntay
2. Joint kinetics
2.1. Dynamics equations
2.2. Direct and Inverse Dynamics
3. Stereophotogrammetry
3.1. Optoelectronic systems
3.2. Motion Analysis Equipment
3.3. Calibration
3.4. Tracking
4. Force plates
4.1. Load cells
4.2. piezoelectric systems
4.3. Calibration
5. Plantar pressure
5.1. - Strain gauges
5.2. Capacitive
5.3. Calibration
6. Surface Electromyography
7. Inertial sensors
7.1. Accelerometers
7.2. Magnetometer
7.3. Gyroscopes
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The programme is intended to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the technological aspects, and the fundamental and advanced concepts of motion analysis. Knowledge of theoretical frameworks and practical skills.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides, Journal Papers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cappello, Cappozzo, Di Prampero, Bioingegneria della Postura e del Movimento. --: Patron, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • B.Nigge W.Herzog, Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. --: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Matlab