A study into the kinematics of upper limb tasks
In my third year of University I was set the task of investigating the forces associated with human should movement. The purpose of this investigation was to learn about the range of motion required during day to day activites in order to determine the effects of shoulder replacements.
In order to complete this study I was required to learn about anatomy, biomechanics and robotics. On top of this I had to learn about the systems that I would use in the University's CREST laboratory, the key one being the VICON motion system. This system is an array of infra red camaras that work out the position of reflective markers. Each marker can placed on a know point of the body and so the system can be used to capture the motions of a person. Having collected data for this study I needed to learn how to process it, this was done by learning about making Bodybuilder (A VICON program) models so that the angles of rotation between marker sets could be determined.
I was awarded 80% for my report and presentation, you can view the first draft of my report and presentation by following the link on the left. I had over one million results for this study so I have not published complete findings of the investigation online.