[X3D-Public] Request for medical review of H-Anim skeleton - who can help?

Richard F. Puk puk at igraphics.com
Fri Jun 27 12:31:10 PDT 2014

Hi, Don --

The relevant ISO Technical Committee is ISO/TC 215. I looked at a list of
their standards but did not see anything about human anatomy specification.
It might be useful to send an e-mail to the secretary of ISO/TC 215, Ms Lisa
Chapman at ANSI.

  -- Dick

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-----Original Message-----
From: Don Brutzman [mailto:brutzman at nps.edu] 
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2014 12:03 PM
To: Richard F. Puk; Michael Aratow; Nicholas Polys; Medical working group;
h-anim at web3d.org
Cc: X3D Graphics public mailing list
Subject: Request for medical review of H-Anim skeleton - who can help?

The ISO Humanoid Animation (H-Anim) Standard appears to be anatomically
correct.  Historically this veracity has been asserted during specification
development, and also during informal reviews (such as comparison to online

However, it is not clear that we have had confirmation that the H-Anim
skeleton, which consists of Joints and bone Segments, is rigorously correct
with respect to the medical literature.  Furthermore, it is not clear what
the right reference might be that is internationally authoritative.  The
current H-Anim references are silent about this, online at:

	Humanoid animation (H-Anim)
	2 Normative references

Dick, is there an ISO standard for relevant human anatomy that we can check
and possibly reference?

If anyone knows of other relevant references, that would be helpful.  We can
then perform a comparison audit to the authoritative anatomical reference.

Confirmation of this feature is especially important as we begin to produce
both anatomically, medically correct skeleton with full animation of
motion-capture ranges of motion.  This is where progress by the h-anim and
medical working groups begin to overlap.

Thanks in advance for all efforts to help on this important (and hopefully
not too difficult) topic.

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
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