A method for calculating dynamic breast centre of mass during running

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Abstract

This study aimed to develop a novel method for calculating breast centre of mass (COM) during running for use in musculoskeletal modelling. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and kinematic data were collected from a female participant running at 2.6 m·s-1. A breast surface marker array was used to calculate the COM of 16 segments, based upon tissue composition from the MRI scan. The motion of the surface markers were used to calculate breast COM position during running. Breast COM was more superior, medial and posterior than the nipple marker. Breast COM range of motion was lower (~50%) in all directions during running when compared to the nipple marker. Results suggest that the localised breast deformation is the key factor in calculating breast COM during running.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBS 2020 38th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
EditorsMark A. Robinson
PublisherNorthern Michigan University
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2020
EventISBS 2020 38th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports
PublisherNorthern Michigan University
Number1
Volume38
ISSN (Print)1999-4168

Conference

ConferenceISBS 2020 38th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period20/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • breast biomechanics
  • breast motion
  • soft tissue deformation

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