Masses and mass densities of body segments

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Irving PH. 2007. The physics of the human body: a physical view of physiology biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering. New York: Springer. p.17 table 1.7
Primary Source D.A. Winter: Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement, 3rd edn (Wiley, New York 2005)
Comments "Table 1.7 gives the masses (or weights) of different anatomical parts of the body as fractions of total body mass mb (or equivalently, total body weight. Wb). The mass and volume of body segments are determined on cadaver body segments, respectively by weighing them and by measuring the volume of water displaced for segments immersed in water. (This last measurement uses Archimedes’ Principle, described in Chap. 7.) The average density of different body segments can then be determined, as in Table 1.7."
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