Morphological parameters for modelling of the human shoulder

Overview of morphological parameters for modelling of the human shoulder, comprising data from Veeger et al. (1991), Helm et al. (1992), Veeger et al (1997), recently extended with data from Klein Breteler et al. (1999).
These data have been collected by the Dutch Shoulder Group, and comprise the information needed for musculoskeletal modeling of the upper extremity such as muscle insertion sites, joint rotation axes and centres, as well as muscle contraction parameters. Of course, the data are far from complete: as insight developed, the need for parameters not previously measured also grew. However, at this point this is what we have, and have to use. But additions to the site, in the form of data, or links are certainly appreciated. In the future, we hope to extend this set ourselves with hand- and neck data.
The idea of publishing these data on the web site is of course that these can be freely used. Also, although we put a major effort in ascertaining their correctness, this can be no means be guaranteed. Therefore, if you intend to use these data, be free to do so, but we do not accept responsibility for errors and their possible consequences. We would appreciate appropriate references, though.
The data can be viewed at:
Amsterdam, 17 juni 2010, Dirkjan (H.E.J.) Veeger

JB1991_Veeger.pdf4.26 MB
JB1992_Helm.pdf3.73 MB
Klein_Breteler_1996.pdf4.61 MB
Minekus_1997.pdf2.59 MB
parameters.pdf466.52 KB
BME1996.html17.78 KB
elbow_abstract.html7.57 KB
specimen_l10.html141.14 KB
specimen_r2_k4r.html48.74 KB


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Sorry, but due to server changes the data file is temporarily not available. Should you want to have a view at the data set, please send me a mail so I can send you a pdf-version...
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