Anatomical parameters for modeling of the human shoulder, anthropometric data collected in dissection studies

doi: 10.4121/61a954ad-43ff-4736-996f-b2dc23683d8f.v1
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Veeger, DirkJan H.E.J.; C. T. van der Helm, Frans (2024): Anatomical parameters for modeling of the human shoulder, anthropometric data collected in dissection studies. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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These pages contain the anthropometric data that have been collected in dissection studies on the human shoulder. Studies were performed between 1988 and 1995, at the VU in Amsterdam (VU study), later followed by studies at Leiden University (Leiden) and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (MN).

In the VU study we dissected seven specimen, from which we took both left and right shoulders. For each specimen, anthropometric data were collected before dissection. Subsequently, all relevant muscle attachments and bony elements on the thorax, scapula, clavicle and humerus were digitized. The dissection procedure ended with the measurement of the Physiological Cross-sectional Area of each muscle. Given are the anthropometric data for all seven specimen and the attachments for all right shoulders (N=7). To facilitate interpretation, we added a brief description of the data collection and processing procedures.

In the Mayo studies we added four arms to the set, including the orientations of the kinematic linkages.

See the referenced papers for more detailed information.

Veeger et al (1991) Inertia and muscle contraction parameters for musculoskeletal modelling of the shoulder mechanism. J Biomech. 1991;24(7):615-29.

Van der Helm et al (1992)Geometry parameters for musculoskeletal modelling of the shoulder system. J. Biomech . 1992 Feb;25(2):129-44.

Veeger et al. Parameters for modeling the upper extremity. J Biomech. 1997 Jun;30(6):647-52.

  • 2024-03-22 first online, published, posted
TU Delft, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomechanical Engineering
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Human Movement Sciences


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