volume 29, issue 4, P405-415 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00083-6
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Boris I. Prilutsky, Ludmila N. Petrova, Leonid M. Raitsin

Abstract: The mechanical energy expenditures (MEEs) of two human lower extremity models with different sources of mechanical energy - (1) muscles and (2) joint moments - were compared theoretically. Sources of mechanical energy producing movement of Model 1 were eight muscle, three of which were two-joint muscles. Sources of mechanical energy producing movement of Model 2 were net moments at its joints. These sources of mechanical energy were substituted by 11 one-joint muscles, with the assumption that antagonistic mus…

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