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Kinematic Chain

A kinematic chain is formed out of multiple kinematic pairings all joined together in a line. A kinematic pairing occurs when two rigid body objects, either physical or virtual, are jointed around a shared pivot point. Good examples include prosthetic arm joints and avatar pieces.

Thus, a kinematic chain appears as a jointed snake, with each piece joined to one or two others. They may or may not be part of a larger hierarchical model.

See Also: Kinematic Pair

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Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables electrons to move along the chain, in theory, ind...

The whole listening experience in cars, cinemas, theatres, and even during videoconferences, is likely to improve radically thanks to a new set of tools for application development being assembled by European researchers.


mplanet, a manufacturer of implantable medical devices, has selected IBM sensor technology as the foundation for BeepN'Track, a new service that traces the movement of Implanet's products - including knee and hip implants - across its sup...

(Press Release) Cheetah3D 4.0 was released at the end of March. The fourth major release of Cheetah3D finally offers character animation tools. With Cheetah3D 4.0 you can now easily animate characters for creating your own 3D short films.

Preliminary results of a University of Arkansas study for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. showed that the use of RFID technology reduced out-of-stocks by 26 percent.

The study, sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and conducted by Walton C...