Why and how we move: the Stickman story

Barry T. Bates, Janet S. Dufek, Nick Stergiou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


The “Stickman” lives in every biomechanics laboratory. He is a “simple” man that is generated in biomechanical processing software. In this chapter, we use the Stickman as a model to overview selected aspects of human movement and performance in order to gain an appreciation of their complex interactions. We wish to assist the reader in developing skills in conceptual thinking and reasoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomechanics and Gait Analysis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133729
ISBN (Print)9780128134405
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Constraints
  • performance
  • problem-solving
  • strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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