Neuromechanics
Faculteit  Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  BWM133 
Vaknaam  Neuromechanics 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I 
ECTS  5 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Neuromechanics  
Leerdoelen  NeuroMechanics as a course is aimed at the advanced neurophysiology of the neural system, the sensory system, and the physiology of skeletal muscles. The integration of all the parts into a working control system is highlighted with control theory. The dynamics of multijoint systems forms a large part of the course and both 2D and 3D problems and examples are worked out. The objective of the course is to understand the properties of neurons, and sensors and see their reflection in the operation of the whole system. Since 3D multijoint dynamics is so complex, both the mathematics and the translation of problems into matrix algebra structures is explained and should be mastered.  
Omschrijving  This course builds on the programming abilities of the students in MatLab they have already acquired. Also matrix algebra (as used in statistics) and trigonometry (as used in Introduction NeuroMechanics) is worked out extensively. In terms of physiology the course forms a link with the neurophysiology and neuromechanics courses in the bachelor phase. Also neuroanatomy is an essential basis. The course is a preparation for the translation of neuromechanical problems in sports, rehabilitation and healthy aging into mathematical structures and software blocks than help to understand the control of the human body in complex biomechanical situations. description  NeuroPhysiology, (Neurons, Mechano Receptors)  Muscle Physiology (Contractile Machinery, Muscle Architecture, Muscle Activation, Fatigue)  Control Theory (Stability, Control with Internal Models, Control of Complex Systems)  MultiJoint Kinematics and Dynamics (2D Kinematics, 3D Kinematics, 2D Dynamics, 3D Dynamics, Dynamics of a 7 segment 3D human body model)  Vector Algebra and Matrix Algebra (3D rotations, Solving sets of equations) assessment  The course has five problems in neuromechanics that need to be solved using MatLab and that are filled in and evaluated using Nestor. These five assignments are rated and part of the final rating.  Open book exam that consists of five problems that can be solved without programming. Both the assignments together and the exam need to score at least a 5.5, while together they provide a weighed total rating, in which the exam is twice as important as the assignments. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
hoor en werkcolleges
(Lectures, tutorials) 

Toetsvorm 
opdracht en open boek tentamen
(Written assignments and open book exam) 

Vaksoort  Master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. E. Otten  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. E. Otten  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  
Opmerkingen  It is important that basic programming skills are present and a knowledge of mathematics that includes basic linear algebra, goniometry and integration/differentiation as well as differential equations. Biomechanics is an important basis of this course.  Minimum number of participants: 5  Maximum number of participants: 60 

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