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maureen lecture 1 (9-20-11)
If a person bends over at the waist, where does the center of gravity shift?
forward and down
Can an objects center of gravity fall outside of the object?
What is another name for center of gravity?
center of mass
When you stand up on your toes, where does the COG shift?
upward, and forward
Which is more stable, bipedal or unipedal?
What is a mutual attraction or pull between objects and the earth?
What is the center of gravity?
weight center of an object
Where is the COG normally located at in humans?
What occurs when an object is balanced and all forces acting on it are even?
Stability is depended on what?
COG in relation to its BOS
What is the vertical line passing through the COG?
line of gravity
What is the base of support?
area which supports a body or object
Greater balance and stability occurs due to what?
What is the BOS directly proportional to?
Assisstive devices create a greater what?
What does HAT stand for?
head, arms, trunk
To maximize stability, what are the 5 things you should do?
1. widen BOS
2. keep the COG close to the BOS
3. carry the object close to the COG
4. keep LOG over BOS
5. avoid twisting, especially while lifting