Estimation of the Inertial Property Distribution of the Human Torso from Segmented Cadaveric Data

  • Y. King Liu
  • Jack K. Wickstrom


This paper is concerned with the statistical estimation of the inertial property distribution of the human torso, based on an analysis of the data obtained from segmented cadaveric trunks. This estimation is based on a sample of eight cadavers: seven embalmed and one unembalmed. The implications of these biomechanical data on mathematical simulation and manikin (dummy) models of the human body are briefly discussed, especially with respect to dynamic situations.


Knife Edge Inertial Property Midsagittal Plane Mass Moment Mass Eccentricity 
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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. King Liu
  • Jack K. Wickstrom
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  1. 1.Biomechanics LaboratoryTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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