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mjohnson81
11-03-2005, 12:37 AM
Here are the responses to my inquiry about trunk anthropometric data:

Zatsiorsky's anthropometric model separates the trunk in three parts.
Look at Zatsiorsky's book (Kinetics of Human Motion) or de Leva's
paper (J Biomech, 1996) for details.

Erdmann, Wlodzimierz S. (1997) Geometric and inertial data of the trunk in
adult males. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 30, No. 7. Pp. 679-688.

The following papers looked at 3D trunk anthropometrics using MRI(1) and
CT(2) imaging, however the results are based on 26 males and 2 males/2
females, respectively. Results were compared to other predictive models in
the literature.

(1) Pearsall, D.J., Reid, J.G. and Ross, R. (1994). Inertial properties of
the human trunk of males determined from magnetic resonance imaging. Ann
Biomed Eng, 22: 692-706.

(2) Pearsall, D.J., Reid, J.G and Livingston, L.A. (1996). Segmental
inertial parameters of the human trunk as determined from computed
tomography. Ann Biomed Eng, 24: 198-210.

Zatsorsky has developed regression equations and geometric models for all
segments of the human body. You can find predictive equations for both males
and females in:

(3) Zatsiorsky, V.M., Seluyanov, V.N. and Chugunova, L.G. (1990). Methods of
determining mass-inertial characteristics of human body segments. In:
Contemporary problems of biomechanics. Chernyi, G.G. and Regirer, S.A.
(Eds). CRC Press.

(4) Zatsiorsky, V.M., Seluyanov, V.N. and Chugunova, L.G. (1990). In vivo
body segment inertial parameters determination using a gamma-scanner method.
In: Berme, N. and Capozzo, A. (Eds). Biomechanics of human movement:
Applications in rehabilitation, sports and ergonomics. Worthington: Bertec
Corp


Thanks for all the replies.

Molly Johnson
Neuroscience & Behavior Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst