Daniel Schmitt

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Hand and body position during locomotor behavior in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
    Elissa Krakauer
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Primatol 57:105-18. 2002
  2. doi Brief communication: Forelimb compliance in arboreal and terrestrial opossums
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 141:142-6. 2010
  3. ncbi Locomotor mechanics of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus)
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3170, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Hum Evol 47:85-94. 2004
  4. ncbi Origins of primate locomotion: gait mechanics of the woolly opossum
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 118:231-8. 2002
  5. ncbi Mediolateral reaction forces and forelimb anatomy in quadrupedal primates: implications for interpreting locomotor behavior in fossil primates
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, 27710, Durham, NC, USA
    J Hum Evol 44:47-58. 2003
  6. ncbi Insights into the evolution of human bipedalism from experimental studies of humans and other primates
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham NC, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:1437-48. 2003
  7. ncbi Evolutionary implications of the unusual walking mechanics of the common marmoset (C. jacchus)
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 122:28-37. 2003
  8. ncbi Adaptive value of ambling gaits in primates and other mammals
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:2042-9. 2006
  9. ncbi Understanding the adaptive value of diagonal-sequence gaits in primates: a comment on Shapiro and Raichlen, 2005
    Matt Cartmill
    Department of Biological Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 133:822-5; discussion 825-7. 2007
  10. pmc Racial differences in gait mechanics associated with knee osteoarthritis
    Ershela L Sims
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:463-9. 2009

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Publications25

  1. ncbi Hand and body position during locomotor behavior in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
    Elissa Krakauer
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Primatol 57:105-18. 2002
    ..This mechanism of moderating loads by altering body position, rather than hand position, may represent an important functional aspect of arboreal locomotion in aye-ayes and other primates...
  2. doi Brief communication: Forelimb compliance in arboreal and terrestrial opossums
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 141:142-6. 2010
    ..These data add another convergent trait between arboreal primates, Caluromys, and other arboreal marsupials and support the argument that all primates evolved from a common ancestor that was a fine-branch arborealist...
  3. ncbi Locomotor mechanics of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus)
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3170, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Hum Evol 47:85-94. 2004
    ..These data reveal the complexity of adaptations to arboreal locomotion in primates and indicate that diagonal-sequence walking gaits and relatively low forelimb forces could have evolved independently...
  4. ncbi Origins of primate locomotion: gait mechanics of the woolly opossum
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 118:231-8. 2002
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  5. ncbi Mediolateral reaction forces and forelimb anatomy in quadrupedal primates: implications for interpreting locomotor behavior in fossil primates
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, 27710, Durham, NC, USA
    J Hum Evol 44:47-58. 2003
    ..arboreal quadrupedal primates. A better understanding of the mechanical basis of morphological differences allows greater confidence in inferences concerning the locomotion of extinct primate quadrupeds...
  6. ncbi Insights into the evolution of human bipedalism from experimental studies of humans and other primates
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham NC, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:1437-48. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi Evolutionary implications of the unusual walking mechanics of the common marmoset (C. jacchus)
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 122:28-37. 2003
    ..These data, along with data from other primates and marsupials, suggest that primate postcranial and locomotor characteristics are part of a basal adaptation for walking on thin branches...
  8. ncbi Adaptive value of ambling gaits in primates and other mammals
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:2042-9. 2006
    ..These findings allow us to better understand the mechanics of these unusual running gaits and shed new light on primate locomotor evolution...
  9. ncbi Understanding the adaptive value of diagonal-sequence gaits in primates: a comment on Shapiro and Raichlen, 2005
    Matt Cartmill
    Department of Biological Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 133:822-5; discussion 825-7. 2007
  10. pmc Racial differences in gait mechanics associated with knee osteoarthritis
    Ershela L Sims
    Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:463-9. 2009
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  11. pmc The relationship of self-reported pain and functional impairment to gait mechanics in overweight and obese persons with knee osteoarthritis
    Mary Beth Nebel
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1874-9. 2009
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  12. doi The energetic cost of climbing in primates
    Jandy B Hanna
    Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Science 320:898. 2008
    ..These results have important implications for understanding the origins of primates, suggesting that small early primates may have been able to move into a novel arboreal niche without increasing metabolic costs...
  13. doi Hand and foot pressures in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) reveal novel biomechanical trade-offs required for walking on gracile digits
    Tracy L Kivell
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:1549-57. 2010
    ..This research demonstrates several novel biomechanical trade-offs to deal with complex functional demands on the mammalian skeleton...
  14. ncbi Substrate alters forelimb to hindlimb peak force ratios in primates
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3170, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:239-54. 2004
    ..This change in functional role of the forelimb may have played a critical role in the origin of primates and facilitated the evolution of more specialized locomotor behaviors...
  15. ncbi The paleobiology of Amphipithecidae, South Asian late Eocene primates
    Richard F Kay
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
    J Hum Evol 46:3-25. 2004
    ..The short distal load arm of the calcaneus is consistent with, but not exclusive to, slow, arboreal quadrupedalism, and suggests no reliance on habitual leaping...
  16. pmc Independent evolution of knuckle-walking in African apes shows that humans did not evolve from a knuckle-walking ancestor
    Tracy L Kivell
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0383, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:14241-6. 2009
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  17. pmc The relationship between bone mechanical properties and ground reaction forces in normal and hypermuscular mice
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 313:339-51. 2010
    ..This calls for further analysis and a cautious approach to inferences about locomotor behavior derived from bony morphology in extant and fossil species...
  18. ncbi Mechanical energy and effective foot mass during impact loading of walking and running
    Kai Jung Chi
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0338, USA
    J Biomech 38:1387-95. 2005
    ..Relationship between Meff and knee angle provides insights into how changes in posture moderate impact transients at different gaits...
  19. ncbi Role of the prehensile tail during ateline locomotion: experimental and osteological evidence
    Daniel Schmitt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 126:435-46. 2005
    ..These data support the notion that the prehensile tail represents a critical dynamic element in the tail-assisted brachiation of Ateles, and may be useful in developing inferences concerning behavior in fossil primates...
  20. ncbi New technique for studying reaction forces during primate behaviors on vertical substrates
    Christopher J Vinyard
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 125:343-51. 2004
    ..We developed this apparatus to measure jaw forces during tree gouging in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), but the general design can be readily modified to study a variety of primate behaviors on vertical substrates...
  21. ncbi Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion
    Ann C Zumwalt
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3170, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Biomech 39:2877-81. 2006
    ..The method used here is convenient, inexpensive, and readily adaptable for use with a variety of small species...
  22. pmc Arthritis self-efficacy and self-efficacy for resisting eating: relationships to pain, disability, and eating behavior in overweight and obese individuals with osteoarthritic knee pain
    Jennifer J Pells
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 90399, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Pain 136:340-7. 2008
    ..Moreover, the contributions of self-efficacy were domain specific. Interventions targeting both arthritis self-efficacy and self-efficacy for resisting eating may be helpful in this population...
  23. pmc Sex differences in biomechanics associated with knee osteoarthritis
    Ershela L Sims
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, 202 Biological Sciences Building, Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Women Aging 21:159-70. 2009
    ..Within female subjects, variations in gait mechanics were primarily explained by weight, BMI, pain, and disability. In males, variations in gait mechanics were primarily explained by age and disability...
  24. pmc Pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear in osteoarthritis patients: relationships to pain and disability
    Tamara J Somers
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:863-72. 2009
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  25. ncbi Seasonal variation in body mass and locomotor kinetics of the fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius)
    Pierre Lemelin
    Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7, Canada
    J Morphol 260:65-71. 2004
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