Determination of Loads in the Joints of the Upper Limb During Activities of Daily Living

  • Agata Guzik-KopytoEmail author
  • Robert Michnik
  • Piotr Wodarski
  • Iwona Chuchnowska
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 472)


The elaborated methodology applied in the research integrates experimental measurements of kinematic parameters, which are then used in numerical computation. Measurements of kinematics of the upper limb motion were carried out during experimental studies using a MVN Biomech System. A mathematical model of movement of the upper limbs allowing the determination of force reaction in joints in a non-invasive way while performing selected routine activities is an important element of the applied research methodology. In the study the resultant reaction forces in the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints were determined and analyzed for the group of 8 healthy people as well as patterns of joint reaction force of the individual joints were developed.


Activities of daily living (ADL) Upper extremity Joint reaction forces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agata Guzik-Kopyto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Michnik
    • 1
  • Piotr Wodarski
    • 1
  • Iwona Chuchnowska
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland

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