A NEW METHOD FOR MEASURING SEGMENT MASS & SEGMENT CENTER OF MASS LOCATION OF HUMAN BODY

  • Shiming Li
  • Rong Guo
  • Jichun Jin
Keywords: segment mass, segment center of mass location, a new method

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to introduce a new method for measuring segment mass & segment center of mass of human body, and determine whether valid measures of segment inertial properties can be generated from using this new method. In first place, we introduced the principles of two types of instruments used in this new method, one for measuring segment moment of mass (mb x rb), and the other for measuring segment center of mass (rb), and then we obtained segment mass (mb)' We measured 9 subjects using the above two types of instruments, and these segments measured included one forearm-hand, one upper limb, one shank-foot and one lower limb. There is no significance discrepancy between the calculations of database provided by Xiuyuan Zheng using eT method and ours, which showed that the new method is a valid method.
Published
2008-03-14