The use of geometric shapes in estimating the geometry of body segments

OUTRAM, Thomas Andrew, DOMONE, Sarah, WHEAT, Jonathan and HART, John (2011). The use of geometric shapes in estimating the geometry of body segments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (supp.2), S24-S25.

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Geometric models can provide individual- specific body segment inertial parameter (BSIP) estimates by combining volume and a density functions. These BSIP estimates are highly sensitive to the volume function whilst applying uniform density appears to have a small, secondary, influence on their accuracy (Wicke & Dumas, 2010: Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26(1), 26–31). Geometric models use simple shapes to represent body segments, the geometries of which are determined by anthropometric measurements. This paper uses a geometric model proposed by Yeadon (1990: Journal of Biomechanics, 23(1), 67–74) and a technique to estimate segment volume which eliminates the inherent error in anthropometric measurements (O’Haire & Gibbons, 2000: Manual Therapy, 5(1), 13–20).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in special supplement issue 2011 BASES Abstracts. BASES/FC10
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1080/02640414.2011.609363
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 14:08

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