Accession Number:

AD0737225

Title:

Gross Behavior of the Body's Gluteal Region.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

A research program was conducted to study the behavior of the human bodys gluteal region when the body is restricted to a sitting erect configuration. The specific objective was establishing the force-deflection behavior of the buttock tissue for longitudinal body loads above and below normal body weight. To this end 14 human subjects were tested for thigh bone displacements relative to a seating platform as their bodies were lowered onto the seat. Body loadings in excess of normal weight were then produced by adding a series of weights to the shoulders of each subject. Test results indicate that the buttocks exhibit primarily non-linear hardening behavior. Displacements for relaxed subjects can double those for stiffened subjects. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE