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    Hi,

    I am doing my final project to get my college degree in mechanical engineering , my project is the design of a morbid obese transfer system from the hospital beds to trolley or a wheel chair, and I'm looking information about anthropometric of the morbid obese, ergonomics to the morbid obese, body fat distribution, body parts weight, etc.

    I really appreciate if anyone can help me on this issue or if you know where can I find this kind of information.

    Thanks

    Juan.-

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    Re: I´m looking information about morbid obese

    Hi Juan,
    These two papers may provide some of the information you need, but take note that both had subjects populations that bordered on the threshold of obesity (mean BMI values ranged from ~27(overweight, not obese) to 34 kg/m2):

    Chambers et al. The effect of obesity and gender on body segment parameters in older adults. Clinical Biomechanics 2010, 25(2):131-6.

    Matrangola et al. Changes in body segment inertial parameters of obese individuals with weight loss. Journal of Biomechanics 2008, 41:3278-81.

    If you have to collect any data on obese participants, the following may also be helpful:
    LaForgia et al. Validation of DXA body composition estimates in obese men and women. Obesity 2009, 17(4):821-6.

    Best of luck,
    Elizabeth Russell

    Research Associate
    Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute
    1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway
    Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
    850.916.8774

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      Re: I´m looking information about morbid obese

      Thank you very much for your help Elizabeth, this information is very useful for me.

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        Re: I´m looking information about morbid obese

        Hi Juan,

        We may have some DEXA data on morbid obese (BMI >40) that we could send to you. This would give you some idea of body composition and segment masses. Let me know if this would be useful.

        Ray Browning
        Colorado State University

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          Re: I´m looking information about morbid obese

          Originally posted by rbrowning21 View Post
          Hi Juan,

          We may have some DEXA data on morbid obese (BMI >40) that we could send to you. This would give you some idea of body composition and segment masses. Let me know if this would be useful.

          Ray Browning
          Colorado State University
          Hi Ray,

          That would be very useful to me.

          I would appreciate very much if you can send it to me.

          Regards.

          Juan

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            Re: I´m looking information about morbid obese

            Ray,

            I try to send you a mail to you @colorstate.edu address, but I can't. I will send you my personal mail by private message.

            Juan

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