Gross Behavior of the Body's Gluteal Region.
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OHIO
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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
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