Analysis of Body Segment Parameter Differences Between Four Human Populations and the Estimation Errors of Four Popular Mathematical Models

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Jennifer L. Durkin, James J. Dowling

Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1

J Biomech Eng 125(4), 515-522 (Aug 01, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1590359 History: Received December 14, 2001; Revised April 01, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
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Density images outlining segmentation lines of five body segments. a) Forearm and hand segmentation lines at the elbow and wrist. b) Thigh segmentation lines at the hip and knee. c) Leg and foot segmentation lines at the knee and ankle.
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Body segment parameter differences in the thigh segment between four human populations (YM=Young Males, OM=Older Males, YF=Young Females, OF=Older Females). Mass distributions are presented as a percent whole body mass a). Center of mass distributions are presented as a percent segment length b). Radius of gyration distributions are presented as a percent segment length c).
Grahic Jump Location
Density image of a whole body DEXA scan of a human male. Materials that are more dense appear more white, enabling the user to see the skeletal system and more accurately digitize body segments and select segment endpoints.



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