NEW METHODS TO DETERMINE 3-D ROTATIONAL INERTIA

  • Honghui Yang
  • Jingmin Liu
  • Hui Xiao
  • Donghong Hua
  • Kezhong Xue
  • Xiuyuan Zheng
Keywords: human-body segments, CT, rotational inertia, inertia parameters, three-string pendulum

Abstract

Due to the different stature of the various nationalities and the limitation of the sample or the divergent research methods, the results on human-body inertia parameters of occidentals are not suitable to be applied to oriental adults. In this study, the 3-D principal inertia of each segment and of the entire body of Chinese adults was determined and the mathematical models for calculating their parameters were constructed. The results from this study can aid in the development of the prosthetic limbs for invalids, and analysis of the movements of astronauts, etc. In addition, the regression equations for calculating 3-D principal inertia of human standard postures and for each segment were derived. Their reliability are tested and verified by threestring pendulum method.