|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
Hello Bob, Thank you for submitting the question. Being a student of a few Biomechanics and Industrial Hygiene classes I immediately thought of a reference that would give me a ready answer. I used a text I had that contained some anthropometric parameters, one of which was a table of mean segment weights/masses expressed as percentages of total body weight/mass. First off, the text I used is called: Biomechanics: A Qualitative Approach for Studying Human Movement I thought I would give you a little extra detail, in that it might further assist you in your determination: Segment Male Female Upper Arm 3.25 2.9 Forearm 1.87 1.57 Hand 0.65 0.5 Total Arm 5.77 4.97 Thigh 10.5 11.75 Leg 4.75 5.35 Foot 1.43 1.33 Total Leg 16.68 18.43 I hope this helped... Tye
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