I'm reviewing Dempster's 1955 data on the position of the centre of mass of
different body segments. I've got a copy of the original report which
appears to contain a couple of typographical errors (e.g. position of CM of
lower leg with and without foot is identical). Winter (Biomechanics of Human
Movement, John Wiley, 1979 p151) cites Dempster but gives different values
which look more convincing (0.433 from knee without foot, 0.606 with).
Winter cites the data as having come "via Miller and Nelson" or "via

Does anyone out there have an explanation for this or know a reference for
either Miller and Nelson or Plangenhoef?



Richard Baker PhD
Gait Analysis Service Manager
Musgrave Park Hospital, Stockman's Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 7JB
Tel: +44 2890 669501 ext 2155 or 2849
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