A COMPARISON OF TWO BODY SEGMENT PARAMETER MODELS VIA ANGULAR MOMENTUM AT TAKEOFF IN DIVING

Axel Schüler, Steffen Kerner, Maren Witt

Abstract


The angular momentum production during the takeoff phase in diving was computed in two ways: The first approach used the Hanavan model based on 15 landmarks. The second one was an image-based individual model. The remote angular momenta of the body segments were computed and compared. It turned out that both methods yield almost the same angular momenta of the total body. Depending on the body mass the arm segments amount to 52 ± 6 % to the total angular momentum for the individual model and 57 ± 9 % for the Hanavan model. The leg contribution was 33 ± 6 % and 33 ± 7 %, the head contribution was 19.1 ± 4 % and 14.2 ± 4 % for the individual model resp. for the Hanavan model.

Keywords


Hanavan model; Simi Motion; alaska/dynamicus

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ISSN 1999-4168