• 6719 Citations
  • 44 h-Index
1988 …2019
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Research Output 1988 2019

  • 6719 Citations
  • 44 h-Index
  • 174 Article
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
2019

Ankle and Foot Mechanism Mimicking Joint Stiffness and Following Motion Based on Human

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Natsuhara, A., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2019 Jan 1, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Springer International Publishing, p. 86-93 8 p. (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; vol. 584).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Landing
Stiffness
Robots
Leaf springs
Motion
Open Access
Fascia
Fascia Lata
Quadriceps Muscle
Muscles
Electromyography

Morphological and mechanical properties of the human triceps surae aponeuroses taken from elderly cadavers: Implications for muscle-tendon interactions

Shan, X., Otsuka, S., Yakura, T., Naito, M., Nakano, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2019 Feb 1, In : PloS one. 14, 2, e0211485.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tendons
tendons
Cadaver
mechanical properties
Muscle
1 Citation (Scopus)

Site- and sex-differences in morphological and mechanical properties of the plantar fascia: A supersonic shear imaging study

Shiotani, H., Yamashita, R., Mizokuchi, T., Naito, M. & Kawakami, Y., 2019 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biomechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shear waves
Fascia
Sex Characteristics
Imaging techniques
Mechanical properties
Muscle Stretching Exercises
Articular Range of Motion
Muscle Strength
Muscles
Achilles Tendon
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

A cross-sectional study on the mechanical properties of the Achilles tendon with growth

Mogi, Y., Torii, S., Kawakami, Y. & Yanai, T., 2018 Jan 1, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118, 1, p. 185-194 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Cross-Sectional Studies
Bone Development
Growth
Elastic Modulus

Intracellular-to-total water ratio explains the variability of muscle strength dependence on the size of the lower leg in the elderly

Yoshida, T., Yamada, Y., Tanaka, F., Yamagishi, T., Shibata, S. & Kawakami, Y., 2018 Nov 1, In : Experimental Gerontology. 113, p. 120-127 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Strength
Muscle
Leg
Water
Dielectric Spectroscopy

Jumping Motion Generation of a Humanoid Robot Utilizing Human-Like Joint Elasticity

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Ueta, H., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2018 Dec 27, 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 8707-8714 8 p. 8594085. (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tendons
Muscle
Elasticity
Actuators
Stiffness

Knee extensor muscular activity estimation during different walking patterns: Flat normal and brisk walking, stair climbing

Cosentino, S., Kasai, R., Gu, Z., Sessa, S., Kawakami, Y. & Takanishi, A., 2018 Oct 26, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2018-July. p. 1554-1557 4 p. 8512518

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stairs
Walking
Knee
Muscle
Torque
2 Citations (Scopus)

Neuromuscular adaptations to work-matched maximal eccentric versus concentric training

Maeo, S., Shan, X., Otsuka, S., Kanehisa, H. & Kawakami, Y., 2018 Aug 1, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50, 8, p. 1629-1640 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leg
Torque
Muscles
Hypertrophy
Edema

Riding posture affects quadriceps femoris oxygenation during an incremental cycle exercise in cycle-based athletes

Saito, A., Goda, M., Yamagishi, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2018 Aug 1, In : Physiological Reports. 6, 16, e13832.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quadriceps Muscle
Posture
Athletes
Exercise
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
2 Citations (Scopus)

Site specificity of mechanical and structural properties of human fascia lata and their gender differences: A cadaveric study

Otsuka, S., Yakura, T., Ohmichi, Y., Ohmichi, M., Naito, M., Nakano, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2018 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biomechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fascia Lata
Structural properties
Mechanical properties
Fibers
Elastic moduli

Thigh and Psoas Major Muscularity and Its Relation to Running Mechanics in Sprinters

Ema, R., Sakaguchi, M. & Kawakami, Y., 2018 Oct 1, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50, 10, p. 2085-2091 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thigh
Mechanics
Quadriceps Muscle
Gravitation
Hip

Trunk motion control during the flight phase while hopping considering angular momentum of a humanoid

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Isomichi, T., Natsuhara, A., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2018 Jan 1, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Robotics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angular momentum
Motion control
Control systems
Robots
3 Citations (Scopus)

Upper-body control and mechanism of humanoids to compensate for angular momentum in the yaw direction based on human running

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Miyamae, S., Ueta, H., Natsuhara, A., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2018 Jan 3, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 8, 1, 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

yaw
Angular momentum
angular momentum
robots
torso
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

Angular momentum compensation in yaw direction using upper body based on human running

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Miyamae, S., Ueta, H., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2017 Jul 21, ICRA 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4768-4775 8 p. 7989554

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Angular momentum
Robots
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Compensation and Redress
2 Citations (Scopus)

Body mass-to-waist ratio strongly correlates with skeletal muscle volume in children

Ohta, M., Midorikawa, T., Hikihara, Y., Sakamoto, S., Kawakami, Y., Fukunaga, T. & Kanehisa, H., 2017 May 1, In : PLoS One. 12, 5, e0177155.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

waist
Muscle
skeletal muscle
Skeletal Muscle
Systematic errors
4 Citations (Scopus)

Detection of titin fragments in urine in response to exercise-induced muscle damage

Kanda, K., Sakuma, J., Akimoto, T., Kawakami, Y. & Suzuki, K., 2017 Jul 1, In : PLoS One. 12, 7, e0181623.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Connectin
Muscle
exercise
urine
Urine
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of hip joint angle on concentric knee extension torque

Ema, R., Wakahara, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2017 Dec 1, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 37, p. 141-146 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hip Joint
Torque
Quadriceps Muscle
Hip
Knee
2 Citations (Scopus)
knees
Quadriceps Muscle
Muscle
Knee
muscles
2 Citations (Scopus)

Localization of damage in the human leg muscles induced by downhill running

Maeo, S., Ando, Y., Kanehisa, H. & Kawakami, Y., 2017 Dec 1, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 5769.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Running
Leg
Knee
Muscles
Torque
3 Citations (Scopus)

Localization of muscle damage within the quadriceps femoris induced by different types of eccentric exercises

Maeo, S., Saito, A., Otsuka, S., Shan, X., Kanehisa, H. & Kawakami, Y., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quadriceps Muscle
Muscles
Knee
Walking
Torque
6 Citations (Scopus)

Plyometric training favors optimizing muscle-tendon behavior during depth jumping

Hirayama, K., Iwanuma, S., Ikeda, N., Yoshikawa, A., Ema, R. & Kawakami, Y., 2017, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 8, JAN, 16.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plyometric Exercise
Tendons
Muscles
Bundle of His
Achilles Tendon

Reliability of stride length estimation in self-pace and brisk walking with an inertial measurement unit on shank

Kasai, R., Kodama, T., Gu, Z., Zhang, D., Kong, W., Cosentino, S., Sessa, S., Kawakami, Y. & Takanishi, A., 2017 Aug 23, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 671-676 6 p. 8015896

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

joints (junctions)
walking
Units of measurement
Event Detection
Unit
Martial Arts
Touch
Gravitation
Biomechanical Phenomena
Walking
2 Citations (Scopus)

Unstable rocker shoes promote recovery from marathon-induced muscle damage in novice runners

Nakagawa, K., Inami, T., Yonezu, T., Kenmotsu, Y., Narita, T., Kawakami, Y. & Kanosue, K., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shoes
Muscles
Hardness
Control Groups
Torque
2 Citations (Scopus)

Validity of segmental bioelectrical impedance analysis for estimating fat-free mass in children including overweight individuals

Ohta, M., Midorikawa, T., Hikihara, Y., Masuo, Y., Sakamoto, S., Torii, S., Kawakami, Y., Fukunaga, T. & Kanehisa, H., 2017, In : Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 42, 2, p. 157-165 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric Impedance
Fats
Arm
Photon Absorptiometry
Human Body
2016
2 Citations (Scopus)

Anatomical cross-sectional area of the quadriceps femoris and sit-to-stand test score in middle-aged and elderly population: development of a predictive equation

Saito, A., Ema, R., Inami, T., Maeo, S., Otsuka, S., Higuchi, M., Shibata, S. & Kawakami, Y., 2016 Jun 29, In : Journal of Physiological Anthropology. 36, 1, p. 3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quadriceps Muscle
population development
Population
Thigh
Posture
1 Citation (Scopus)

Joint Mechanism Coping with Both of Active Pushing-off and Joint Stiffness Based on Human

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Isomichi, T., Miyamae, S., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2016 Jan 1, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Springer International Publishing, p. 243-250 8 p. (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; vol. 569).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Leaf springs
Stiffness
Worm gears
Robots
Leaves
7 Citations (Scopus)

Joint mechanism that mimics elastic characteristics in human running

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Isomichi, T., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2016 Mar 1, In : Machines. 4, 1, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leaf springs
Stiffness
Leaves
Worm gears
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
11 Citations (Scopus)

Unique activation of the quadriceps femoris during single- and multi-joint exercises

Ema, R., Sakaguchi, M., Akagi, R. & Kawakami, Y., 2016 May 1, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 116, 5, p. 1031-1041 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quadriceps Muscle
Joints
Exercise
Torque
Leg
11 Citations (Scopus)

Unique muscularity in cyclists' thigh and trunk: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study

Ema, R., Wakahara, T., Yanaka, T., Kanehisa, H. & Kawakami, Y., 2016 Jul 1, In : Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports. 26, 7, p. 782-793 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thigh
Longitudinal Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Muscles
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
4 Citations (Scopus)

Validity of muscle thickness-based prediction equation for quadriceps femoris volume in middle-aged and older men and women

Nakatani, M., Takai, Y., Akagi, R., Wakahara, T., Sugisaki, N., Ohta, M., Kawakami, Y., Fukunaga, T. & Kanehisa, H., 2016 Sep 2, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quadriceps Muscle
Muscles
Thigh
Regression Analysis
Ultrasonography
2015

Can a high-intensity contraction be enhanced bya conditioning contraction? insight from the relationship between shortening velocity of muscle fibers and postactivation potentiation

Fukutani, A. & Kawakami, Y., 2015 Jan 1, Sports Performance. Springer Japan, p. 199-211 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Torque
conditioning
Muscle
Muscles
Isometric Contraction
4 Citations (Scopus)

Determination of contraction-induced changes in elbow flexor cross-sectional area for evaluating muscle size-strength relationship during contraction

Akagi, R., Iwanuma, S., Hashizume, S., Kanehisa, H., Fukunaga, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2015 Jun 5, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29, 6, p. 1741-1747 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Strength
Elbow
Scapula
Isometric Contraction
Humerus
13 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of exercise-induced muscle damage on muscle hardness evaluated by ultrasound real-time tissue elastography

Yanagisawa, O., Sakuma, J., Kawakami, Y., Suzuki, K. & Fukubayashi, T., 2015, In : SpringerPlus. 4, 1, 308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Hardness
Exercise
Muscles
Myalgia
5 Citations (Scopus)

Hip rotation angle is associated with frontal plane knee joint mechanics during running

Sakaguchi, M., Shimizu, N., Yanai, T., Stefanyshyn, D. J. & Kawakami, Y., 2015, In : Gait and Posture. 41, 2, p. 557-561 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Joint
Mechanics
Hip
Knee
Biomechanical Phenomena
5 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of muscle hypertrophy on the moment arm of the triceps brachii muscle

Sugisaki, N., Wakahara, T., Murata, K., Miyamoto, N., Kawakami, Y., Kanehisa, H. & Fukunaga, T., 2015 Apr 1, In : Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 31, 2, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypertrophy
Muscles
Olecranon Process
Resistance Training
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Quadriceps Muscle
Hypertrophy
Muscles
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Resistance Training

Kinematic differences between faster and slower sprinters during the acceleration phase of sprint running

Kobayashi, K., Tsuchie, H., Kanehisa, H., Yanai, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2015 Apr 1, In : Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche. 174, 4, p. 163-172 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Analysis of Variance
3 Citations (Scopus)

Knee joint mechanism that mimics elastic characteristics and bending in human running

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Hamamoto, S., Miyamae, S., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2015 Dec 11, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2015-December. p. 5156-5161 6 p. 7354103

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Leaf springs
Stiffness
Worm gears
Torsional stress
Elasticity
2 Citations (Scopus)

Leg with rotational joint that mimics elastic characteristics of human leg in running stance phase

Otani, T., George, T., Uryu, K., Yahara, M., Iizuka, A., Hamamoto, S., Miyamae, S., Hashimoto, K., Destephe, M., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2015 Feb 12, IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2015-February. p. 481-486 6 p. 7041405

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Leaf springs
Stiffness
Robots
Torsional stress
9 Citations (Scopus)

No graduated pressure profile in compression stockings still reduces muscle fatigue

Miyamoto, N. & Kawakami, Y., 2015, In : International Journal of Sports Medicine. 36, 3, p. 220-225 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compression Stockings
Muscle Fatigue
Pressure
Leg
Clothing

Quantitative profiles of the quadriceps femorisin sport athletes

Ema, R. & Kawakami, Y., 2015 Jan 1, Sports Performance. Springer Japan, p. 175-185 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Quadriceps Muscle
athlete
Sports
Athletes
Muscle
6 Citations (Scopus)

Running with lower-body robot that mimics joint stiffness of humans

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Yahara, M., Miyamae, S., Isomichi, T., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2015 Dec 11, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2015-December. p. 3969-3974 6 p. 7353936

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Speed control
Stiffness
Robots
Pendulums
Landing
8 Citations (Scopus)
Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Elasticity
Skeletal Muscle
Quadriceps Muscle
Muscles
8 Citations (Scopus)

Utilization of human-like pelvic rotation for running robot

Otani, T., Hashimoto, K., Yahara, M., Miyamae, S., Isomichi, T., Hanawa, S., Sakaguchi, M., Kawakami, Y., Lim, H. O. & Takanishi, A., 2015 Jan 1, In : Frontiers Robotics AI. 2, JUL, 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Robots
Pendulums
Landing
Controllers
Robotics
2014
19 Citations (Scopus)

Applicability of ultrasound muscle thickness measurements for predicting fat-free mass in elderly population

Takai, Y., Ohta, M., Akagi, R., Kato, E., Wakahara, T., Kawakami, Y., Fukunaga, T. & Kanehisa, H., 2014, In : Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 18, 6, p. 579-585 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fats
Muscles
X-Rays
Population
Thigh
3 Citations (Scopus)
Elbow
Tendons
Muscles
Arm
Scapula
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of conditioning contraction intensity on postactivation potentiation is muscle dependent

Fukutani, A., Hirata, K., Miyamoto, N., Kanehisa, H., Yanai, T. & Kawakami, Y., 2014, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 24, 2, p. 240-245 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isometric Contraction
Muscles
Thumb
Muscle Fatigue
Torque