MASS DISTRIBUTION PROPERTIES OF THE MALE CADAVER
Mass distribution properties of the human body and its fourteen primary segments were measured in three dimensions using six male cadavers. Data collected include anthropometry, mass, center of mass, and the principal moments of inertia. The principal moments of inertia were computed using a 3 x 3 matrix of values derived from simple pendulum measurements about six nonparallel axes. Anatomical segmentation procedures used are emphasized and compared with those in previous investigations. In addition, comparisons of the measured data with extant data in the literature on the whole body and its segments are presented and discussed.
- This report is from the Conference of Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, February 24-28, 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Reynolds, H M
- Clauser, C E
- McCorville, J
- Chandler, R
- Young, J W
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Brake pedals; Cadavers; Center of gravity; Mass; Moments of inertia
- Old TRIS Terms: Body; Moment of inertia
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00096923
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750424
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM