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    Dear Biomch-L readers,

    To-day I received the long-awaited Proceedings of the 1986 Formia Proceedings:

    Necip Berme (Mechanical Engng, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH/USA) &
    Aurelio Cappozzo (Ist. di Fisiologia Umana, Univ. "La Sapienza", Rome, I
    (Editors),

    BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT: APPLICATIONS IN REHABILITATION, SPORTS AND
    ERGONOMICS (Proceedings of a Study Institute and Conference on Biomechanics
    of Human Movement, Formia, Italy, 16 - 21 June, 1986)

    Bertek Corporation, Worthington, Ohio, U.S.A. 1990
    (NO ISBN or US Library of Congress numbers)

    Being one of the contributing authors, I shall confine myself to a factual
    Table of Contents. However, some words are in order to explain the long
    publishing delay.

    Some years ago, the two editors were visiting a major city along the US east
    coast, and the contents of their car were stolen, including a substantial
    part of the manuscripts. So, many authors when asked for copies of their
    material would seem to have used the opportunity to revise their contribution
    (I certainly did), and Necip and Aurelio must have been in dispair quite a
    few times. While I should hope that the thieves were motivated to change
    their line of work into our direction, I doubt whether this has been the
    case: certainly, there are easier ways for making money.

    The final result looks most impressive: we have a hard-bound, green-covered
    book of xii + 546 pp., with 57 contributions:


    INTRODUCTORY LECTURE

    1. Physiology in Engineering and Engineering in Physiology (Cerquiglini)

    PART I PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

    2. Muscle Mechanics (Bouisset, Van Ingen Schenau et al., Berardelli et al.)
    3. Bioenergetics (Ricci, Cerretelli et al.)
    4. Bone Response to Mechanical Loading (Ascenzi)
    5. Cardiocirculatory Effects of Muscular Contraction (Marchetti & Ricci)

    PART II DATA ACQUISITION, DATA PROCESSING, AND SIMULATION

    6. Rigid Body Mechanics as Applied to Human Movement Studies (Berme et al.,
    Berme & Cappozzo)
    7. Measurement of Body Segment Motion (Woltring & Huiskes, Furn'ee, Chao)
    8. Measurement of Force, Pressure, and Muscle Activity (Berme, Chao et al.,
    Andersson, Bouisset, Wagemans et al.)
    9. Body Segment Inertial Parameter Estimation (Cappozzo & Berme, Zatziorski
    et al.)
    10. Data Processing and Error Analysis (Woltring, Hatze, Dohrmann & Bushby)
    11. Joint Kinematics (Cappozzo & Gazzani, Soutas-Little & Verstrate, Siegler
    et al.)
    12. Determination of Internal Forces (Cappozzo et al., Chao & An, Paul)
    13. Synthesis of Human Motion (Hatze, Pandy & Berme)

    PART III APPLICATIONS IN REHABILITATION

    14. Problems and Trends in Rehabilitation (Perry)
    15. Assessment of Musculoskeletal Functions (Andriacchi, Andersson, Hoehne
    et al.)
    16. Posturography (Accornero & Berardelli)
    17. Gait Analysis (Paul, Siegler & Carr, Pokorny et al.)

    PART IV APPLICATIONS IN SPORTS

    18. Evaluation of Athletes (Bosco, Hennig et al., Bartosievicz et al.)
    19. Athlete-Device Interface (Dal Monte et al., Hull, Rosa et al.)
    20. Analysis of Specific Sports (De Groot et al., Toussaint et al.,
    Deporte et al., Casolo & Ruggieri)
    21. Prevention of Traume (Zuelzer, Hennig et al., Milani et al., Ayalon &
    Ben-Sira)

    PART V APPLICATIONS IN ERGONOMICS

    22. Problems and Trends in Ergonomics ("Ortengren)
    23. Design of Working Conditions ("Ortengren, Nader, Gagnon et al.)

    LIST OF CONTRIBUTERS (in some cases, with the 1986 addresses)

    INDEX


    One of the editors (Necip Berme) is a subscriber to Biomch-L; I'd like to
    thank him and his co-editor (Aurelio Cappozzo, president-elect of the
    International Society of Biomechanics) for accepting the `kudos' (UK-slang,
    but then, both spent many years at the Bioengineering Unit of Strathclyde
    University in Glasgow, Scotland) of getting this book to the Biomechanics
    community.

    Herman J. Woltring
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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