BicycleParameters and yeadon have been released
Chris Dembia and I have just finished two open source software packages for dealing with the inertial and geometric parameters of a bicycle and it's rider.
yeadon is a python package that implements Fred Yeadon's inertia model of a human. The software takes 95 geometrical measurements of a human body and outputs the center of mass and inertia of the human in any arbitrary configuration. It can be used to generate the inertia of the human as a whole or to determine inertia of the various body segments and thus usable for multi-degree of freedom human models.
- Download and install the package from the python package index: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/yeadon
- Browse through the documentation at the python package index: http://packages.python.org/yeadon
- Submit bug reports and help develop at Github: https://github.com/fitze/yeadon
- Local web page about the model and software.
Here is a little eye candy of the model:
Secondly, we've released the BicycleParameters package for calculating the geometric and inertial parameters of the Whipple bicycle model. The user supplies the program with raw measurements of both a bicycle and a rider. The package is capable of seating any rider on any bicycle and computing the rigid rider parameters of for the Whipple model.
- Download and install the package from the python package index: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/BicycleParameters
- Browse through the documentation at the python package index: http://packages.python.org/BicycleParameters
- Submit bug reports and help develop at Github: https://github.com/moorepants/BicycleParameters
- Another blog post about the software.
We hope that these packages can be useful to other researchers. Enjoy!