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Erika Wagner
06-14-2006, 05:34 AM
On behalf of a colleague looking for surface geometry data for human
arms and/or legs.
Please feel free to respond directly to Dan:


--------Forwarded Message from Dan Judnick -------
Hi everyone,

My name is Dan Judnick and I am a grad student at MIT. I am building
some computer models to simulate mechanical counterpressure (the use
of tightly wrapped materials to create direct pressure on the skin)
as an alternative spacesuit design to the current "bubble" suits.

In order to accomplish this task, I need a data set that enumerates
the locations of various points (the more, the better) on the skin of
a human arm or leg. I would prefer to have data sets for multiple
angles of knee extension to help simulate walking, but that is not an
absolute requirement.

I have identified the Visible Human Project as one potential source
of data, but would like to consider other alternatives as well.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Dan Judnick

Daniel C. Judnick
SM Candidate Aero/Astro Department
Man Vehicle Lab

Mail Address:
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Cambridge, MA 02139

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Erika B. Wagner
(w) 617.324.0529
erika@mit.edu, elb@alumni.vanderbilt.edu
Science Director, Mars Gravity Biosatellite
MIT Man-Vehicle Lab