COMPONENT INERTIA MODELLING OF FEMALE BODY SEGMENTS

  • Marianne Gittoes
  • David Kerwin
Keywords: geometric modelling, soft tissue, bone, sports participants

Abstract

A mathematical model is presented which is capable of determining subject-specific inertia parameters for female tissues. The model was evaluated for female sports participants. The model comprises segment-specific soft tissue and bone components. 57 geometric solids (40 soft tissue and 17 bone) are used to represent the tissue components. 95 anthropometric measurements were collected from five female sports participants. The overall accuracy of the model in whole body mass prediction was better than 2% with a maximum error of 5%. The success of the model is considered in relation to the accuracy reported by uniform density models. The appropriateness of the cadaver derived density values used in the model is also discussed.
Published
2008-03-25