Determination of muscle orientations and moment arms

K. N. An, K. Takahashi, T. P. Harrigan, E. Y. Chao

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

267 Scopus citations


In muscle force analysis, orientations and moment arms of the muscles about a joint provide essential coefficients in the equilibrium equations. For the determination of these parameters, several experimental techniques, including geometric measurement, tendon-joint displacement measurement and direct load measurement, are available. Advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the techniques are reviewed and compared based on our extensive experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Determination of muscle orientations and moment arms'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this