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Distribution of mass to the segments of elderly males and females

ReferenceDistribution of mass to the segments of elderly males and females
JournalJ.Biomechanics, Vol.27,89-96 (1994)
AuthorR.K.Jensen, P.Fletcher
ItemM
StateLiving
Sample numberMale:7, Female:12
SexMale Female
Age63-75
Measurement yearn/a
RaceCaucasian
Measurement placen/a
Measurement techniquePhotogrammetry
Raw data accessibilityNG

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(1)Definition of body segmentation

Head,
Neck,
Upper part of torso,
Lower part of torso,
Upper arm,
Forearm,
Hand,
Thigh,
Calf,
Foot,
Head+Neck

The definition used here is the definition of Jensen (1986).

(2)Predictive model

The ratio of the segment mass is calculated using a regression equation that includes age as an independent variable.

(3)Validation

A. Comparison between the direct measurement of body weight and measurement by photogrammetry.
→error: 0.05%
B. Comparison between the results of cadaver segmentation obtained by Winter and those obtained in the present study.
→overestimated the upper arm and thigh segment
→underestimated the head and forearm segment