A Control Systems Approach for Understanding Human Locomotion

Grant number: DP0772838 | Funding period: 2007 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

This proposal addresses fundamental, difficult questions in the context of human movement: How do muscles move our limbs during walking? How do the nervous system and muscles work together to control movement? Realistic computer simulations of human movement can help answer these questions and, in so doing, can play a pivotal role in three of Australia's largest industries: healthcare, through clinical gait analysis and gait rehabilitation (diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders); sports, through the development of personalized training programs for elite athletes; and entertainment, through the development of video/digital games and animated films (creation of virtual life-like actor..

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