Determining mass centre trajectory variations for application to human modelling


Mitchell, R. H., Salo, A. I. T. and Medland, A., 2003. Determining mass centre trajectory variations for application to human modelling. In: Hamza, M. H., ed. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics (BioMECH 2003). Anaheim, U. S. A.: ACTA Press, pp. 147-152.

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Of the numerous man-model packages available for ergonomic evaluation, few have the capacity to correctly recreate human movement patterns under differing conditions without intervention from skilled operators. A manikin has been created within SWORDS, a constraint based modeller that produces unique movement patterns based on the conditions under which a movement occurs. For application to the manikin, this study established variations that occur in the mass centre horizontal trajectory due to changes in pace, posture and seat height, during sit-to-stand. Variations were considered in terms of events that occur throughout the motion. Regression equations were used in order to predict the occurrence of events under different conditions, and a mass centre trajectory was created by fitting a curve to the events.


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsMitchell, R. H., Salo, A. I. T. and Medland, A.
EditorsHamza, M. H.
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code6715
Additional InformationIASTED International Conference on Biomechanics (BioMECH 2003) Rhodes, Greece. 30 June – 2 July, 2003


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