Human Anthropometric Data



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Human Anthropometric Data

Segment = Hand

 Definition =  Wrist / knuckle II digit 3

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.006

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.506

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.494


Segment = Forearm

 Definition =  Elbow / ulnar styloid

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.016

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.430

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.570

 

Segment = Upper arm



 Definition =  G.H jt / elbow

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.028

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.436

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.564

 

Segment = Forearm+hand



 Definition =  Elbow / ulnar styloid

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.022

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.682

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.318

 

Segment = Upper limb



 Definition =  G.H jt / ulnar styloid

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.050

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.530

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.470

 

Segment = Foot



 Definition =  Lat. Mall / hd. MT2

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.0145

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.50

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.50

 

Segment = Shank



 Definition =  Fem. cond. / med. mall

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.0465

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.433

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.567

 

Segment = Thigh



 Definition =  Gr. troch / fem. cond.

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.100

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.433

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.567

 

Segment = Foot + shank



 Definition =  fem. cond. / med. mall.

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.061

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.606

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.394

 

Segment = Lower Limb



 Definition =  Gr .troch / med. mall.

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.161

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.447

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.553

 

Segment = Head, neck, trunk



 Definition =  Gr troch / G.H joint

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.578

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.66

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.34

 

Segment = Head, neck, arms, trunk



 Definition =  Gr troch ÷ G.H joint

 Segment Weight ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.678

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  0.626

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.374

 

Segment = Head and neck



 Definition =  [C7-T1 and 1st rib] / ear canal

 Segment Wt ÷ Total Body Weight =  0.081

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Proximal =  1.000

 Centre of Mass ÷ Segment length, Distal =  0.000

Remember that "proximal" means closest to the centre of the trunk [or closest to the heart in some cases]

Data are from Winter DA (1979) Biomechanics of human movement, p. 151 - Now published as Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement

 

http://www-personal.usyd.edu.au/~mslee/ESSwww/lee/zygal/glossary/anthropometry/winter.html



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Modified: 16 March, 2002



 


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