A E Minetti

Summary

Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Halteres used in ancient Olympic long jump
    Alberto E Minetti
    Departmentof Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Nature 420:141-2. 2002
  2. ncbi Passive tools for enhancing muscle-driven motion and locomotion
    Alberto E Minetti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, UK
    J Exp Biol 207:1265-72. 2004
  3. ncbi The relationship between mechanical work and energy expenditure of locomotion in horses
    A E Minetti
    Department of Physiology, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, Milano, Italy
    J Exp Biol 202:2329-38. 1999
  4. pmc From bipedalism to bicyclism: evolution in energetics and biomechanics of historic bicycles
    A E Minetti
    Biomechanics Research Group, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1351-60. 2001
  5. ncbi The transmission efficiency of backward walking at different gradients
    A E Minetti
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Pflugers Arch 442:542-6. 2001
  6. ncbi Physiology: efficiency of equine express postal systems
    Alberto E Minetti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, Alsager ST7 2HL, UK
    Nature 426:785-6. 2003
  7. ncbi On the mechanical power of joint extensions as affected by the change in muscle force (or cross-sectional area), ceteris paribus
    Alberto E Minetti
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 86:363-9. 2002
  8. ncbi A feedback-controlled treadmill (treadmill-on-demand) and the spontaneous speed of walking and running in humans
    Alberto E Minetti
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, ST7 2HL Alsager, UK
    J Appl Physiol 95:838-43. 2003
  9. ncbi Gastrocnemius muscle-tendon behaviour during walking in young and older adults
    O S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, UK
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 189:57-65. 2007
  10. ncbi The optimal locomotion on gradients: walking, running or cycling?
    L P ArdigO
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement CRM, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, Manchester, ST7 2HL, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:365-71. 2003

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi Halteres used in ancient Olympic long jump
    Alberto E Minetti
    Departmentof Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Nature 420:141-2. 2002
  2. ncbi Passive tools for enhancing muscle-driven motion and locomotion
    Alberto E Minetti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, UK
    J Exp Biol 207:1265-72. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi The relationship between mechanical work and energy expenditure of locomotion in horses
    A E Minetti
    Department of Physiology, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, Milano, Italy
    J Exp Biol 202:2329-38. 1999
    ..88 J kg(-)(1). Indirect evidence indicates that force, in addition to mechanical work, is also a determinant of the metabolic energy expenditure in horse locomotion...
  4. pmc From bipedalism to bicyclism: evolution in energetics and biomechanics of historic bicycles
    A E Minetti
    Biomechanics Research Group, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager ST7 2HL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1351-60. 2001
    ..5 ms(-1) per decade [corrected]. The speed gain was the result of concurrent technological advancements in wheeled, human-powered vehicles and of 'smart' adaptation of the same actuator (the muscle) to different operational conditions...
  5. ncbi The transmission efficiency of backward walking at different gradients
    A E Minetti
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Pflugers Arch 442:542-6. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi Physiology: efficiency of equine express postal systems
    Alberto E Minetti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, Alsager ST7 2HL, UK
    Nature 426:785-6. 2003
  7. ncbi On the mechanical power of joint extensions as affected by the change in muscle force (or cross-sectional area), ceteris paribus
    Alberto E Minetti
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 86:363-9. 2002
    ..Based on the proposed model, a methodology is also described to detect the effects on the extension power of other determinants, in addition to CSA, of the useful force change (e.g. neuromuscular factors, motor control)...
  8. ncbi A feedback-controlled treadmill (treadmill-on-demand) and the spontaneous speed of walking and running in humans
    Alberto E Minetti
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, ST7 2HL Alsager, UK
    J Appl Physiol 95:838-43. 2003
    ..The advantages, limitations, and potential applications of the newly proposed methodology in physiology, biomechanics, and pathology of locomotion are discussed in this paper...
  9. ncbi Gastrocnemius muscle-tendon behaviour during walking in young and older adults
    O S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, UK
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 189:57-65. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if there are age-related differences in gastrocnemius fascicle-tendon interactions during a fundamental locomotor task - walking...
  10. ncbi The optimal locomotion on gradients: walking, running or cycling?
    L P ArdigO
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement CRM, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, Manchester, ST7 2HL, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:365-71. 2003
    ..The critical slope was close to 20%, due to the higher metabolic cost of loaded walking and running. Part of the findings can be explained by the mechanically different paradigms of the three locomotion types...
  11. ncbi Invariant aspects of human locomotion in different gravitational environments
    A E Minetti
    Biomechanics Research Group, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, ST7 2HL, Alsager, UK
    Acta Astronaut 49:191-8. 2001
    ..According to the Froude number a dynamically similar walking speed on another planet can be calculated as [formula: see text] where V(Earth) is the reference speed on Earth...
  12. ncbi Metabolic cost, mechanical work, and efficiency during walking in young and older men
    O S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 186:127-39. 2006
    ..To investigate mechanical work, efficiency, and antagonist muscle co-activation with a view to better understand the cause of the elevated metabolic cost of walking (C(W)) in older adults...
  13. ncbi A model equation for the prediction of mechanical internal work of terrestrial locomotion
    A E Minetti
    Reparto di Fisiologia, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate, C N R, Segrate MI, Italy
    J Biomech 31:463-8. 1998
    ..8-3.3 m s(-1)), gaits (walking and running) and gradients (+/-15%). The close match between the two indicates that the model equation can be used whenever a direct measurement of the mechanical internal work is unavailable...
  14. ncbi How fins affect the economy and efficiency of human swimming
    P Zamparo
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita Degli Studi di Udine, Italy
    J Exp Biol 205:2665-76. 2002
    ..Mechanical efficiency [(tot)/(Cv), where (tot)=(k)+(int)+(d)] was found to be about 10 % larger when swimming with fins, i.e. 0.13+/-0.02 with and 0.11+/-0.02 without fins (average for all subjects at comparable speeds)...
  15. ncbi The impact of physical training on locomotor function in older people
    Omar S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
    Sports Med 37:683-701. 2007
    ..Based on current evidence, the optimal training modes or combination of training modes (strength, aerobic, balance, coordination, etc.) and the optimal frequency of training for improvement in locomotor function are unclear...
  16. ncbi Biomechanical and physiological aspects of legged locomotion in humans
    Franco Saibene
    Istituto Neuroscienze e Bioimmagini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 88:297-316. 2003
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  17. ncbi Centre of mass motion during stair negotiation in young and older men
    Omar S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire ST7 2HL, United Kingdom
    Gait Posture 26:463-9. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi Effect of a 12-month physical conditioning programme on the metabolic cost of walking in healthy older adults
    Omar S Mian
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, ST7 2HL, Alsager, Cheshire, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:499-505. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this investigation has shown that a multi-component physical conditioning programme had a beneficial impact on functional capacity but did not lower C(W) in healthy community dwelling older adults...
  19. ncbi Biomechanics and energetics of basketball wheelchairs evolution
    L P Ardigo'
    Institute of Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, UK
    Int J Sports Med 26:388-96. 2005
    ..Yet, when focusing on the efficiency, the surprisingly low value with the newest model suggests factors other than the economy (need of better balance, responsiveness, and ground grip) as determinants of the evolution of this device...
  20. pmc The biomechanics of skipping gaits: a third locomotion paradigm?
    A E Minetti
    Department of Physiology, Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche Avanzate C N R, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Segrate, MI, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1227-35. 1998
    ..The simultaneous use of pendulum-like and elastic mechanisms in skipping gaits, as shown by the energy curve analysis, helps us to understand the low cost of transport of galloping quadrupeds...
  21. pmc Human locomotion on snow: determinants of economy and speed of skiing across the ages
    Federico Formenti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, Hassall Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent, ST7 2HL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1561-9. 2005
    ..Mechanical determinants of the measured progression in economy are also discussed in the paper...
  22. ncbi Human locomotion on ice: the evolution of ice-skating energetics through history
    Federico Formenti
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, Hassall Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent, ST7 2HL, UK
    J Exp Biol 210:1825-33. 2007
    ....
  23. ncbi Energy cost of walking and running at extreme uphill and downhill slopes
    Alberto E Minetti
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, Cheshire ST7 2HL, United Kingdom
    J Appl Physiol 93:1039-46. 2002
    ..The estimated maximum running speeds on positive gradients corresponded to those adopted in uphill races; on negative gradients they were well above those attained in downhill competitions...
  24. ncbi Interplay among the changes of muscle strength, cross-sectional area and maximal explosive power: theory and facts
    P Zamparo
    Centre for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 88:193-202. 2002
    ....
  25. ncbi Economy and efficiency of swimming at the surface with fins of different size and stiffness
    Paola Zamparo
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita Degli Studi di Udine, Piazzale Kolbe 4, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:459-70. 2006
    ..The latter indeed increased from 0.50+/-0.01 m in BF to about 0.90+/-0.05 m in SF and LS and reached values of 1.22+/-0.01 m in MF...
  26. pmc Himalayan porter's specialization: metabolic power, economy, efficiency and skill
    Alberto E Minetti
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Human Physiology, University of Milan, Milan 20133, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2791-7. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi Keystroke dynamics and timing: accuracy, precision and difference between hands in pianist's performance
    Alberto E Minetti
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana I, Facolta di Medicina, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Mangiagalli 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
    J Biomech 40:3738-43. 2007
    ..Apart from revealing fundamental aspects of pianism, the proposed method could be used as a standard tool also for ergonomic (e.g. the mechanical work and power of playing), didactic and rehabilitation monitoring of pianists...