Optimizing Human Motion

Human motion requires the complex interaction of nerves, muscles, and joints, among other systems. The large degree of variation in these systems highlights the need for individuality in movement strategies. Individual physiology and dynamic environments limit movement options… or rather, they inspire movement creativity. At times, movement efficiency is compromised to meet rules of the game or environmental challenges (for instance, pointed toes in gymnastics are not functional, but they contribute to a good score). Therefore, movement goals are just as important as individual uniqueness when optimizing human motion. What are your movement goals?