ME EN 552

Neuromechanics of Movement

Mechanical Engineering Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Course Description

Biomechanics and neural control of human movement. Principles of mechanical engineering (system dynamics, control) and physiology (motor neuroscience, musculoskeletal biomechanics) are combined to model and simulate how humans plan, control, learn, and adapt their movements.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

or instructor's consent

Title

Simulate Human Movement

Learning Outcome

3. Use programming and numerical methods to simulate human movement.

Title

Nervous and Musculoskeletal Systems Interaction

Learning Outcome

1. Understand how the nervous and musculoskeletal systems interact during movement.

Title

Apply Basic Principles to Model Human Movement

Learning Outcome

2. Apply basic principles of system dynamics, robotics, and control to model human movement.

Title

Motor Learning and Planning

Learning Outcome

4. Understand, model, and/or simulate motor learning and planning.

Title

Motor Control

Learning Outcome

5. Learn, create, and share a hands-on project related to motor control.