Good Day,

I've been working with children for quite a few years now in our Bone
Research Laboratory and Biomechanics Laboratory and have always used
Jensen's photogrammetry based regression equations to estimate pediatric
body segment parameters (4).

For those of you who work with children regularly, what methods do you use
to estimate pediatric body segment parameters in gait labs and pediatric
clinics/children's hospitals?

Does anyone know of other efforts to quantify/study pediatric body segment
parameters other than the following research?

1. Jensen R. K. (1978) Estimation of the biomechanical properties of three
body types using a photogrammetric method. J Biomech 11(8-9):349-58.

2. Jensen R. K. (1981) The effect of a 12-month growth period on the body
moments of inertia of children. Med Sci Sports Exerc 13(4):238-42.

3. Jensen R. K. (1981) Age and body type comparisons of the mass
distributions of children. Growth 45(3):239-51.

4. Jensen R. K. (1986) Body segment mass, radius and radius of gyration
proportions of children. J Biomech 19(5):359-68.

5. Jensen R. K. (1988) Developmental relationships between body inertia and
joint torques. Hum Biol 60(5):693-707.

6. Jensen R. K. and Nassas G. (1988) Growth of segment principal moments of
inertia between four and twenty years. Med Sci Sports Exerc 20(6):594-604.

7. Jensen R. K. (1989) Changes in segment inertia proportions between 4 and
20 years. J Biomech 22(6-7):529-36.

8. Yokoi T., Shibukawa, K, Ae, M. (1986) Body segment parameters of Japanese
children. Jpn J Phys Ed 31:53-66.

Thank you for your time and input!
:-)
Jeremy


Jeremy Bauer
Oregon Sate University
Bone Research Laboratory
Biomechanics Laboratory
bauerje@ucs.orst.edu