The Tensegrity-Truss as a Model for Spine Mechanics: Biotensegrity
This paper was first presented at the 12th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Lemnos, Greece, September 2002.
It was subsequently published in the Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 2, #3&4, 375-388. The copyright is held by World Scientific Publishing Co.
Hang In There!: The Statics and Dynamics of Pelvic Mechanics
Adapted from Chapter 15 in Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain, Churchill Livingstone 2007.Vleeming, Mooney, Stoeckart eds.
Freely annotated from Wikipedia and elsewhere. Do check the many links.
Putting the Shoulder to the Wheel: A New Biomechanical Model for the Shoulder Girdle
A version of this paper was presented at the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Dayton, Ohio, 1997 and published in the journal Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol 33
The Scapula is a Sesamoid Bone
Letter to the editor published in the Journal of Biomechanics, 2005Aug:38(8):1733-4.
The Importance of Soft Tissues for Structural Support of the Body
This paper was first published in:
Spine: State of the Art Reviews
Volume 9/Number 2, May 1995
Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia
Editor, Thomas Dorman, M. D.
It has been adapted for the website with minor additions.
Continuous Tension, Discontinuous Compression: A Model for Biomechanical Support of the Body
The following is the text of an address made before the North American Academy of Manipulative Medicine in 1980.
Tensegrity: The New Biomechanics
A long article that brings together a lot of concepts into a single paper.
The Mechanics of Martial Arts
Eastern philosophy has not had a physical model for martial arts that a western trained mind could wrap a thought around. That is, not until biotensegrity.
In Vivo Observation of Articular Surface Contact in Knee Joints
An article detailing the observation of a knee joint carried out while the author was undergoing needed arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn cartilage.
Comment on: Masi AT, Hannon JC. Human Resting Muscle Tone (HRMT)
This is a letter to the Editor, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, (2009) 13, 117?120 , commenting on Masi and Hannon's Paper:Masi AT, Hannon JC. Human resting Muscle Tone (HRMT): Narrative introduction and modern concepts.
This is an early article presented and published in 1990 at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Portland. OR. July 8-13. 1990.
The Icosahedron as a Biologic Support System
This is a pdf copy of the abstract page from the Proceedings, 34th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Volume 23, September 21-23, 1981, Huston, Texas. It was my first publihed paper on biotensegrity. I had previously presented its content at several conferences. This was presented in a poster session at the Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology annual conference. My concepts haven't changed much since then.