View Full Version : Re: Centrifugal Force

Dr. Chris Kirtley
12-18-2000, 12:56 PM
Dear all,

I'm sure I'm not the only one to find this discussion fascinating -
especially for its practical implications (now that accelerometers are
becoming so cheap) for measuring motion without an inertial frame, and
for the motor control implications.

As far as I know, we have no sensors for segment acceleration - only
(conceivably) joint angular acceleration, via spindles, joint afferents
and skin receptors. Would this variable be sufficient, I wonder, for the
CNS to compute the inverse dynamics?

Dr. Chris Kirtley MD PhD
Associate Professor
HomeCare Technologies for the 21st Century (Whitaker Foundation)
NIDRR Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on TeleRehabilitation
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Pangborn 105B
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064
Tel. 202-319-6247, fax 202-319-4287
Email: kirtley@cua.edu

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