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Data for paper McDonald and Zivanovic (2016)

This page contains the electronic format of the experimental data (uploaded on 2 Aug 2016) used and presented in the following paper:

McDonald, M. G. and Zivanovic, S. (2016) Measuring Ground Reaction Force and Quantifying Variability in Jumping and Bobbing Actions. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

The data are provided in form of a compressed file. After downloading and unpacking the data, you can inspect and analyse them using Microsot Excel software (or any other software that can read the files). To understand the data fully, make sure to first read the paper and the explanation of the data format presented below.

Every effort has been made to present the data in an easy to follow format. In case you need any additional information, feel free to contact the corresponding author using this email address (s dot zivanovic at warwick dot ac dot uk). If you would like to make use of these data in your own publications, please cite the paper above as their source.

Data download and format

You can download the data from this link McDonald_and_Zivanovic(2016).zip. (a compressed file containing CSV data files; 55.7MB).

The main folder contains 8 subfolders, one for each test subject. Test subject numbers used in the files correspond to those used in the paper. Each subfolder contains 14 CSV files. Seven of these files contain the 3D trajectories for 17 markers (sampling frequency 200Hz; order of marker presentation is B1-B6, RH1, RH2, LH2, LH1, F1-F7, where each marker occupies 3 columns of data related to X, Y and Z (vertical) global axis direction. The remaining seven files contain the 3D coordinates for the force measured by a force plate (sampling frequency 1000Hz; 3 columns of data related to the force contain force components in X, Y and Z (vertical) global axis directions. The vertical component of the force and the marker trajectories is analysed in the paper, and it is this component that you can analyse further. Other two (horizontal) axes have not been controlled (e.g. the test subjects might have rotated their body around the vertical axis during performing any particular test). Each pair of CSV files has "Traj" or "Force" in their filename, denoting which data type (marker tarjectories or force data) it contains. Also, each filename starts with either letter "B" or "J", to denote data related to bobbing or jumping, respectively. In addition, each filename contains information on frequency of the activity.