Bill Taylor: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Bill Taylor
Name variantsWilliam R. Taylor
FieldMovement Biomechanics
Institut für Biomechanik
ETH Zürich, HCP H 21.2
Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 05 95
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipFull Professor

376-0203-AALMovement and Sport Biomechanics
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course.
4 credits3RN. Singh, B. Taylor
AbstractLearning to view the human body as a (bio-) mechanical system. Making the connections between everyday movements and sports activity with injury, discomfort, prevention and rehabilitation.
Objective"Students are able to describe the human body as a mechanical system.
They analyse and describe human movement according to the laws of mechanics."
ContentMovement- and sports biomechanics deals with the attributes of the human body and their link to mechanics. The course includes topics such as functional anatomy, biomechanics of daily activities (gait, running, etc.) and looks at movement in sport from a mechanical point of view. Furthermore, simple reflections on the loading analysis of joints in various situations are discussed. Additionally, questions covering the statics and dynamics of rigid bodies, and inverse dynamics, relevant to biomechanics are investigated.
376-0206-00LBiomechanics II4 credits3GB. Taylor, P. Schütz, F. Vogl
AbstractIntroduction in dynamics, kinetics and kinematic of rigid and elastic multi-body systems with examples in biology, medicine and especially the human movement
ObjectiveThe students are able
- to analyse and describe dynamic systems
- to explain the mechanical laws and use them in biology and medicine
ContentThe human movement from a mechanical point of view. Kinetic and kinematic concepts and their mechanical description. Energy and momentum of a movement. Mechanical description of a multi-body system.
376-1660-00LScientific Writing, Reporting and Communication Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Only for Health Sciences and Technology MSc
3 credits2VB. Taylor
AbstractThis course aims to teach many of the unwritten rules on how to communicate effectively, from writing reports or manuscripts (or indeed their Master thesis!) through to improving skills in oral presentations, and presenting themselves at interview.
ObjectiveThis course will teach students to communicate effectively in official environments, including:
- writing manuscripts, theses, CVs, reports etc
- presenting posters
- oral presentations
- critical reviews of literature
376-1974-00LColloquium in Biomechanics Information 2 credits2KB. Helgason, S. J. Ferguson, R. Müller, J. G. Snedeker, B. Taylor, K. Würtz-Kozak, M. Zenobi-Wong
AbstractCurrent topics in biomechanics presented by speakers from academia and industry.
ObjectiveGetting insight into actual areas and problems of biomechanics.