MEASUREMENT OF BREAST MOTION ACROSS THE BREAST SURFACE LEADS TO BETTER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BREAST SUPPORT

  • Alexandra Milligan
  • Joanna Scurr
Keywords: Running, females, breast support, bras, marker array

Abstract

Quantifying multiplanar range of motion (ROM) of multiple markers positioned on the breast surface may improve methodologies in breast biomechanics and inform bra design. Nineteen markers were positioned on the breast of 24 females. During running, the nipple marker underwent the greatest ROM of all markers on the breast. Significant differences were reported in multiplanar ROM between the nipple marker and 17 markers within the breast marker array. Furthermore, the distribution of multiplanar ROM differed across the 19 markers positioned on the breast, with the most dominant direction reported as superioinferior. It was proposed that the nipple marker is a good representative of breast motion; however the marker array may provide a more holistic approach to informing sports bra design.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation