Biomechanics & Neural Control
This course will introduce students to biomechanics and the underlying neuromuscular control. The course will start by introducing students to mechanics and theoretical and numerical techniques needed to analyze biomechanical system. The student will then learn some basic anatomical concepts and muscle properties to enable modeling biomechanical system. The course will discuss terrestrial locomotion in some detail before moving to neural control. The students will learn the basics of neural circuitry and how periodic neural activation can facilitate locomotion. The course will end with a numerical project.