Report Number: CS-TR-94-1508
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Inverse Kinematics of a Human Arm
Author: Kondo, Koichi
Date: March 1994
Abstract: This paper describes a new inverse kinematics algorithm for a human arm. Potential applications of this algorithm include computer-aided design and concurrent engineering from the viewpoint of human factors. For example, it may be used to evaluate a new design in terms of its usability and to automatically generate instruction videos. The inverse kinematics algorithm is based on a sensorimotor transformation model developed in recent neurophysiological experiments. This method can be applied to both static arm postures and human manipulation motions.