Articles by Jan Awrejcewicz in JoVE
Using Gold-standard Gait Analysis Methods to Assess Experience Effects on Lower-limb Mechanics During Moderate High-heeled Jogging and Running Yan Zhang1,2,3, Meizi Wang1, Jan Awrejcewicz3, Gusztáv Fekete4, Feng Ren1, Yaodong Gu1,2 1Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, 2Research Academy of Grand Health Interdisciplinary, Ningbo University, 3Department of Automation, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, The Lodz University of Technology, 4Savaria Institute of Technology, Eötvös Loránd University This study investigated lower-limb kinematics and ground reaction force (GRF) during moderate high-heeled jogging and running. Subjects were divided into groups of experienced wearers and inexperienced wearers. A three-dimensional motion analysis system with a configured force platform captured lower-limb joint movements and GRF.
Other articles by Jan Awrejcewicz on PubMed
Kinematic Analysis of the Finger Exoskeleton Using MATLAB/Simulink Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics. 2014 | Pubmed ID: 25307532 A paralyzed and not fully functional part of human body can be supported by the properly designed exoskeleton system with motoric abilities. It can help in rehabilitation, or movement of a disabled/paralyzed limb. Both suitably selected geometry and specialized software are studied applying the MATLAB environment. A finger exoskeleton was the base for MATLAB/Simulink model. Specialized software, such as MATLAB/Simulink give us an opportunity to optimize calculation reaching precise results, which help in next steps of design process. The calculations carried out yield information regarding movement relation between three functionally connected actuators and showed distance and velocity changes during the whole simulation time.
Influence of the Fixation Region of a Press-fit Hip Endoprosthesis on the Stress-strain State of the "bone-implant" System Computers in Biology and Medicine. May, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28390287 Although significant progress has been made in the development of total hip replacement, behaviour of the femoral component of an endoprosthesis in relation to the type of its fixation in the bone is still not fully understood. In this paper, behaviour of the femoral bone and the stem prosthesis is studied taking into account different types of prosthesis fixation in the medullary canal of the femur under the action of functional loads. For an analysis, a three-dimensional model of a femur has been developed based on the results of a computed tomography. The stress-strain state governing behaviour of the femoral bone and the stem prosthesis has been estimated with the use of the finite element method (FEM). The FEM analysis has shown that for the diaphyseal fixation, the area of contact between the surface of the endoprosthesis and the bone is insufficient and leads to large stresses in the implant accompanied by stress concentration in the distal femur. An increase in the area of contact between the implant and the bone raises the stiffness of the "bone-implant" system, which, in turn, reduces stresses in the implant. The applied metaphyseal-type fixation yielded an improvement of results regarding behaviour of the femoral bone and the stem prosthesis. Namely, the study yielded the distribution of stress in the bone similar to the physiological stress state.