Musculoskeletal models provide a non-invasive means to study human movement in greater detail than can typically be done in a laboratory setting. Interpreting the detailed outputs available from a model, however, requires understanding the underlying components of the model. In this webinar, we will assemble a model from the ground up. We will first give a brief overview of the various components of a musculoskeletal model and, for each component, its defining properties and modeling choices. We will then dive deeper into the modeling of musculotendon dynamics and, using our recently published lower extremity model as an example, discuss the implications of our modeling choices on simulations of gait. The model can be downloaded from https://simtk.org/projects/full_body.
Participation is free, but you must register in advance. Attendance is limited to 100. We also ask that you join the webinar 5 minutes early to orient yourself to the webinar interface.
Visit OpenSim website for more information and registration: http://opensim.stanford.edu
The website also includes links to recordings of past webinars: http://opensim.stanford.edu/support/webinars.html.