Jerk Components Are Dependent on Movement Size During Arm Cranking

István Zsenák1, Lilla Botzheim2, Jozsef Laczko3, Davide Piovesan4

  • 1University of Pécs
  • 2Pazmany Peter Catholic University
  • 3Wigner Res. Ctr. for Physics, Univ. of Pazmany Peter Cath. Univ. & Univ. of Pecs
  • 4Gannon University


18:00 - 19:30 | Wed 24 Jul | Hall B | WePOS-29.31

Session: Research-Poster-1-Page We A

Category: Poster Session


Smoothness of the upper limb endpoint trajectory depends on the joint angular velocities, accelerations, and jerks and on the instantaneous arm configuration and its rate of change during the movement. We compared the contribution of these components to the endpoint jerk when able bodied participants performed arm cranking on a cycle ergometer with 2 different crank lengths. There is significant effect of crank length on jerk partitioning.