An equivalent linkage model for understanding stiffness effects of biarticular muscles
The purpose of this paper is to describe a method for aiding in the intuitive understanding of the effects of bi-articular muscles on the stiffness of a limb. In particular, a kinematic analysis of a mechanical model of a human arm is performed. The results are manipulated into a form that makes evident a mathematical decomposition of the kinematics. This gives rise to a mechanical analog to the decomposition: an equivalent four-bar linkage with single-joint muscles. Further insight is gained as the equivalent linkage provides an intuitive direction associated with each set of muscles.
|2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition|
|Organisation||Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
Russell, D, & English, C.E. (Chad E.). (2001). An equivalent linkage model for understanding stiffness effects of biarticular muscles. Presented at the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.