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In order to advance current human figure motion models, a more realistic model of the body must include a flexible torso and spine. The spinal column is a series of interdependent joints with three degrees of rotational freedom. A study of anatomical architecture supports the model's principal ideas, and indicates the parameters for spinal movement. By defining a database of spine attributes (obtained from medical data), and a small set of input parameters, inverse kinematic control of the spine may be achieved.
Gary Monheit and Norman I. Badler, "A Kinematic Model of the Human Spine and Torso", . August 1990.
Date Posted: 19 November 2007