chapter  12
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Measurement for deriving kinematic parameters: numerical methods

ByYoung-Hoo Kwon

Kinematics is defined as ‘study of motion’ dealing with a body or system in motion without reference to the cause (force). The phenomena (motions) rather than the causes (forces) are the subject of analysis (measurement) in a kinematic study. Kinematic quantities of interest include position and orientation (attitudes) of the segments, positions of the joints, and their time-derivatives (linear and angular velocities and accelerations).