For upcoming speaking engagements, go to the Links page.
My first paper, The Icosahedron as a Biologic Support System, is now at the end of the Papers page.
On the Papers page, Comment on:Masi AT, Hannon JC. Human resting Muscle Tone (HRMT): Narrative introduction and modern concepts. JBWMT 12, 320-332.
A list of most of my publications on Biotensegrity dating back to 1981
On the HOME page are two new links to articles about tensegrity. One is an architectural thesis, the other is an article by Tom Flemons. Both are well worth reading. There is now a reference to Michael Turvey's paper. Mike is a distinguished professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut and is part of CESPA, a research group that that uses "The ecological approach entails an examination of the reciprocity of the organism and environment." They are far ahead of the biomechanics community in understanding the wholeness of the organism and how it interacts with the environment. To get the full article, it is necessary to go through a medical library or purchase it through the publisher.
Turvey MT. 2007. Action and perception at the level of synergies. Hum Mov Sci. 26 (2007) 657-697
Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, USA.
Meeting the challenge of assembling coherent organizations of very many muscles characterizes a functional level of biological movement systems referred to as the level of muscular-articular links or synergies. The present article examines the issues confronting the forming, regulating, and ordering of synergies and the hypothesized principles, both classical and contemporary, which resolve them. A primary goal of the article is to highlight the abstractness of the concepts and tools required to understand the level's action-perception competence. Coverage is given to symmetry groups, task space, order parameters, metastability, biotensegrity, allometric scaling, and impredicative definitions.
In the Papers section, several new articles have been added and an updated version on the pelvis has been added. There is an article on compression loads at joints.
On the Links page, there are several new links to clinicians who use biotensegrity in their practice.
On this page, we will add new venues as they are formalized.