Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 May 2021

Biomechanical Models of the Head-Neck System

Biomechanical Models of the Head-Neck System

(p.150) Chapter 21 Biomechanical Models of the Head-Neck System
The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Johannes Dimnet

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, a classification of biomechanical models of the head-neck system is proposed. Generally, these models are developed to study the responses of head-neck structures to impact and dynamic loading. In global models, in which dynamic loading is considered as input and ensuing displacements as output, the whole body acts as a black box whose mechanical components are determined in real time. In physical models, a human replica is constructed and instrumented. The behavior of the system under static loading is adjusted so as to correspond to that of a cadaver specimen. In numerical models, three-dimensional lumped-parameter models of the human head-neck system have been developed to predict the motion of the system under specific initial conditions.

Keywords:   biomechanical models, head-neck system, global models, physical models, numerical models

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .