This study of 46 living adult females is part of a long-range research program designed to establish valid analytical relationships between readily measured body dimensions and mass distribution characteristics of living populations. Presented in this report are data describing the mass distribution characteristics of primary and composite body segments. The report also contains sets of regression equations which can be used to predict segmental volumes and moments of inertia from anthropometric data. The data base is derived from both classical anthropometric measurements and from stereophotogrammetric techniques. Subjects were representative of a general United States population as defined by the 1971-74 Public Health Service, Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES). The data obtained describe segment and segment composite volumes, centers of volume, intersegment cut centroids, principal inertial axes, and surface anatomical landmarks with respect to anatomical axes developed for each segment. Experiments designed to test the validity of research techniques and controls, and to measure the differences between stereophotometrically derived values and values obtained by direct measurement techniques are also described here. It is anticipated that these data will be useful as design criteria for anthropomorphic test devices used in safety research, design and performance evaluation of safety restraint systems, and development of body prostheses.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AM-83-16, HS-806 510
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM