Elements of Biomechanics of Occupational Interest

  • Francesca TosiEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation book series (SSDI, volume 2)


Biomechanics has long been established as an area of scientific and autonomous research but not as an independent subject of study. many professional figures interested in its application among which it is possible to mention those who study locomotion, the improvement of sports performance, the study of living organisms in their complex mechanical interactions as in the aerial means, in the aquatic or the real, the studies of human-machine interaction, the realization of prostheses and orthoses, robotics, the field of employment, even theatrical teaching. Each applied sector has developed models and tools appropriate to its field of intervention, however the physical and biological principles used are common and overlapping. Thus, while in biomechanics applied to sport or control of human movement the field of study is the movement of man in its many expressions and components, in biomechanics applied to robotics we face the mechanics of the human body and the “I think it’s a good thing that we’re going to be able to do that,” he said that of the analysis of posture and movement aimed at the quantitative description of the methods of performing the task and the load that intervenes during manual work by acting on the skeletal muscle structures of humans.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture (DIDA)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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