Release of NMSBUILDER 2.0

A fresh new version of NMSBUILDER (v2.0), which includes major software enhancements, has just been released on

nmsBuilder is a freely-available software application to process biomedical data and create subject-specific musculoskeletal models for OpenSim.

Specifically, nmsBuilder allows users to perform the pre-processing phase of subject-specific musculoskeletal modeling from three-dimensional geometries and to create models in the OpenSim file format. Thank to nmsBuilder a number of tasks can be done:

  • import different kinds of biomedical data,
  • interactively visualize them, 
  • fuse them in a coherent representation, 
  • manipulate landmarks, surfaces and volumes, 
  • define and calculate musculoskeletal parameters
  • create and export musculoskeletal models for the OpenSim software.

nmsBuilder v2.0 features a major software refactoring, including integration of the OpenSim 3.3 library and Application Programming Interface, upgrades to latest Multimode Application Framework library, and graphical restyling. Particularly, no additional software is needed to create and export OpenSim models, and the concept of the modeling pre-processing workflow is completely new. The result is a more stable, user-friendly and advanced version of the application.

nmsBuilder is developed at the Medical Technology Laboratory of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy), it has been presented in a reference publication, and is being increasingly used for research.

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Date: 24/11/2016 | Tag: | News: 530 of 1573
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