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Can anyone point me to a list of the absolute or relative weights of all human limbs? I need something like: Torso: 50% Arms: 10% each Head + neck: 10% and so on. Thanks.

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Can anyone point me to a list of the absolute or relative weights of all human limbs? I need something like:

Torso: 50%
Arms: 10% each
Head + neck: 10%

and so on.

Thanks.

??? I hope You did not cut someone to get this information
any way i wold do this like this:
Take a 2 pictures of humman (one from font, second from left or right this will give You a 3D view) and calulate proportion between limbs by using them (field?, superficies?) = height * weight * deep.

but this is only idea



[edited by - Estor on July 4, 2003 2:54:11 AM]

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Know any artists you can ask? Or maybe try the artists forum? ''Cause what you''re asking for is anatomy, which is something art students have to learn (afaik). Or maybe a friend from plastic surgery

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just go to the post office and ask them if you can weigh your arms and stuff.
im sure they wont mind

the easiest way to find out is to implement your system (which im assuming is for physics), then tweak the values to your liking.


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You can''t realy independantly weight separate body parts yourself because they are (hopefully) still connected to the rest of the body. An approach you could use if you want accurate data is to measure the volume of body parts by holding them under water and measuring how far the water level goes up. You''ll need someone else to look at the level while you measure your head though

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You can''t realy independantly weight separate body parts yourself because they are (hopefully) still connected to the rest of the body. An approach you could use if you want accurate data is to measure the volume of body parts by holding them under water and measuring how far the water level goes up. You''ll need someone else to look at the level while you measure your head though

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Well, after much searching, I managed to find what I was looking for. For anyone else who''s interested...

Head: 7.8%
Torso: 46.84
Upper arm: 2.7
Forearm: 2.3
Hand: 0.6
Thigh: 9.9
Shank: 4.6
Foot: 1.4

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You can''t realy independantly weight separate body parts yourself because they are (hopefully) still connected to the rest of the body. An approach you could use if you want accurate data is to measure the volume of body parts by holding them under water and measuring how far the water level goes up. You''ll need someone else to look at the level while you measure your head though

Marijn


Actually, this measures the room the limbs occupy, not their weight. Their density might differ.


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quote:
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Well, after much searching, I managed to find what I was looking for. For anyone else who''s interested...

Head: 7.8%
Torso: 46.84
Upper arm: 2.7
Forearm: 2.3
Hand: 0.6
Thigh: 9.9
Shank: 4.6
Foot: 1.4


How did you find this out?

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quote:
Original post by Ishan
Well, after much searching, I managed to find what I was looking for. For anyone else who''s interested...

Head: 7.8%
Torso: 46.84
Upper arm: 2.7
Forearm: 2.3
Hand: 0.6
Thigh: 9.9
Shank: 4.6
Foot: 1.4


How did you find this out?


Bathroom scale and a saw. The missing 2.36 is probably from blood loss....

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Bathroom scale and a saw. The missing 2.36 is probably from blood loss....




School boy error, you should have frozen the body before cutting it, that way the blood wouldn''t spill and you would get more accurate result.

You do realise that if you want a proper scinetific measurement you should do at least 3 different measurements and take the average. Then you could even calculate the perecentage error.

Ahh, amateur!!

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This is just curiosity, but what is this for? Are you planning a vicious crime spree?
If you are, I''ll give you the hint that weight is irrelevent to the speed an objects accelerates from gravity.

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This is just curiosity, but what is this for? Are you planning a vicious crime spree?
If you are, I''ll give you the hint that weight is irrelevent to the speed an objects accelerates from gravity.
Are you suggesting he disposes of the victim''s bodies by dropping them off a tall building? That never works for me.

Is this for ragdoll physics or something similar? Pants.

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