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Katherine Whitcome
10-10-2002, 03:44 AM
Hello All,

I am interested in calculation of COM from COP as presented by Caron, Faure
and Breniere. 1997. J Bio 30(11-12) 1169-1171.

Can anyone provide comments on the application of this approach? While the
publication suggests it offers a simplified way to calculate CoG, I am unclear
as to how I might set-up my data collection to actually use this method.

I am interested in calculating the standing CoM during pregnancy - following
ventral shift in CoM associated with fetal load. I am using kinematic data to
study changes in lumbar lordosis and pelvic tilt related to changes in
maternal CoM. In using a 6 camera Vicon system I find it difficult to identify
both kinematic angles and CoM via standard positional/anthropometric models
and am looking for an alternate to get at CoM.

Thanks for considering my request!

Katherine Whitcome
Department of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
kwhitcome@mail.utexas.edu

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