Evie E Vereecke
Affiliation: University of Liverpool
- The dynamics of hylobatid bipedalism: evidence for an energy-saving mechanism?Evie E Vereecke
Laboratorium for Functional Morphology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk B 2610, Belgium
J Exp Biol 209:2829-38. 2006..This supports the view that aerial phases are not a prerequisite for spring-mass mechanics and reinforces the claim that duty factor alone should not be used to distinguish between a walk and run...
- Speed modulation in hylobatid bipedalism: a kinematic analysisEvie E Vereecke
Laboratorium for Functional Morphology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
J Hum Evol 51:513-26. 2006..These arboreal constraints clearly affect the bipedal gait characteristics of gibbons, but do not constrain the ability to adopt a bipedal bouncing gait during terrestrial locomotion...
- Locomotor versatility in the white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar): a spatiotemporal analysis of the bipedal, tripedal, and quadrupedal gaitsEvie E Vereecke
Laboratory for Functional Morphology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 B 2610 Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
J Hum Evol 50:552-67. 2006..This may indicate that the step from an arboreal ancestral ape to a terrestrial, upright bipedal hominin might not be difficult and that structural specializations are not a prerequisite for adopting a (non-habitual) bipedal gait...
- Muscle moment arms and function of the siamang forelimb during brachiationFana Michilsens
University of Antwerp, Belgium
J Anat 217:521-35. 2010..When brachiating on a more complex setup, the siamang will flex the elbows to angles that induce maximum moment arms as well...
- Functional anatomy of the gibbon forelimb: adaptations to a brachiating lifestyleFana Michilsens
Laboratory for Functional Morphology, University of Antwerp, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
J Anat 215:335-54. 2009..Based on this anatomical study, the shoulder flexors, extensors, rotator muscles, elbow flexors and wrist flexors are expected to contribute the most to brachiation...
- Mechanical constraints on the functional morphology of the gibbon hind limbAnthony J Channon
Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3GE, UK
J Anat 215:383-400. 2009..The long-fascicled knee and hip flexors are adapted for a wide range of joint postures and can play a role in flexing the legs during brachiation...
- Muscle moment arms of the gibbon hind limb: implications for hylobatid locomotionAnthony J Channon
Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
J Anat 216:446-62. 2010....
- One step beyond: Different step-to-step transitions exist during continuous contact brachiation in siamangsFana Michilsens
Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, CDE C, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium Centre for Research and Conservation, RZSA, Kongingin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Biol Open 1:411-21. 2012..We conclude that siamangs have efficient means of modifying locomotor speed during continuous contact brachiation by choosing particular step-to-step transition types, which all minimize collision fraction and enhance energy recovery...
- Functional analysis of the foot and ankle myology of gibbons and bonobosEvie E Vereecke
Laboratory for Functional Morphology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
J Anat 206:453-76. 2005..Apart from providing interesting anatomical data, this study can also be helpful for the interpretation of fossil (pre)hominids...