© 2018

3D Kinematics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 1-10
  3. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 11-27
  4. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 29-56
  5. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 57-73
  6. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 75-83
  7. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 85-98
  8. Thomas Haslwanter
    Pages 99-113
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 115-191

About this book


This book presents an introduction to the analysis of general movements in 3D space, especially for movements of the human body. It is based on the lecture notes of a class on 3D Kinematics, which the author has been holding in the Master Degree Program of his home institution, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The lecture introduces the mathematics underlying the measurement and analysis of 3D movements. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students alike. 


Movement of the human body Orientation Measurement Techniques Rotation Matrices Velocities in 3D Space

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social SciencesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaLinz, Upper AustriaAustria

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
IT & Software
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


“After reading this book, the reader will be convinced that the intended audience for it consists of scientists and engineers in mechanics and control as well as in graduate and PhD students in the area of mechanics, biomechanics, robotics and mechatronics.” (Clementina Mladenova, zbMath 1417.70001, 2019)