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Biomechanics Laboratory at Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (D-02) Prof. Dr. S. Turgut TÜMER (Founding Director) Asst. Prof. Dr. Ergin TÖNÜK (Laboratory Coordinator) Res. Asst. Behzat B. KENTEL Res. Asst. Cengiz HEYCAN www.me.metu.edu.tr/biomechanics/
Biomechanics Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, specifically to human body. Descartes: I suppose that body is nothing else than an earthly statue, that is a machine
Biomechanics Motion analysis – normal and pathological Soft tissue (muscle, ligament,etc.) and hard tissue (bone) biomechanics Sport biomechanics Orthosis and prosthesis Modelling – simulation Economy of movement (energetics) Fluid mechanics (blood flow, swimming)
Biomechanics Laboratory Gait Analysis Determination of Soft Tissue Mechanical Properties Sport Biomechanics Motion analysis of shoulder complex Loading at the spinal column while lifting/lowering weights
Gait Analysis Analysis of the mechanics of human body during walking, stair ascending/descending and obstacle avoidance.
Gait Analysis Gait Analysis plays a key role in: Diagnosis of disorders in lower extremity Decision making before operations Evaluation of prosthetic joint replacements Comparison of gait parameters before and after operations Studies in amputees, athletic injuries