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Human Body Dimensions for Biomechanical Modelling: A Review

Version 1 : Received: 29 September 2020 / Approved: 30 September 2020 / Online: 30 September 2020 (14:54:14 CEST)

How to cite: Cicchella, A. Human Body Dimensions for Biomechanical Modelling: A Review. Preprints 2020, 2020090754 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0754.v1). Cicchella, A. Human Body Dimensions for Biomechanical Modelling: A Review. Preprints 2020, 2020090754 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0754.v1).

Abstract

The knowledge of human body proportion and segmental properties of limbs, head and trunk are of fundamental importance in biomechanical research. As many methods are employed, it is important to know which they are currently available, which data on human body masses, lengths, center of mass (COM) location, weights and moment of inertia are available and which methods are most suitable for a specific research purposes. The present review examines the literature concerning human body segments properties for biomechanical purposes. It emerges that data obtained in studies on cadaveric specimens are still the most accurate, whilst technological tools currently available are manifolds, each one with proper advantages and disadvantages. Classical studies were focused mainly on white men, while in recent year the available data of body segments has been extended to children, woman, and other races. Also, data on special population (obese, pregnant women) are starting to appear in the scientific literature.

Subject Areas

human body segments; body dimensions; biomechanical modeling; anthropometry

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