ArtiSynth: A Platform for Combined MultiBody and Finite Element Simulation


The next webinar of the VPHi Keynote Webinar Series will be held on 26 April 2023, 17-18 CET in collaboration with the ESB European Society of Biomechanics and will focus on "ArtiSynth: A Platform for Combined MultiBody and Finite Element Simulation" by Dr. Benedikt Sagl and Dr. John Lloyd

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ArtiSynth ( is a 3D biomechanical simulation platform that supports both multibody and finite element (FE) methods, allowing users to model within a single application both large scale components (e.g., rigid bodies, point-to-point muscles) and small scale components requiring stress/strain analysis. It provides a Java-based API for model creation, together with a highly interactive graphical interface, and has been used to simulate numerous human biomechanical structures, including the head and neck, spine, lower limb, foot and shoulder. During this webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • ArtiSynth's overall capabilities
  • Installing ArtiSynth and running existing models
  • Creating and modifying models
  • Controlling simulations and analyzing the results

Short Bio

The webinar is conducted by Dr. Benedikt Sagl and Dr. John Lloyd. Dr. Sagl is a senior scientist at theUniversity Clinic of Dentistry at the Medical University of Vienna. His research focuses on computational investigations of masticatory system biomechanics. He is a contributor to ArtiSynth, having worked on both model development and the implementation of the systemā€™s inverse dynamics feature for computing muscle activations. Dr. Lloyd is a research engineer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia and is the principal developer of ArtiSynth.


This webinar is organised within the VPHi keynote webinar series, a quarterly event organized by the VPHi Student Committee that provides a forum for access to senior community members and their expert competence for chiefly young scientists, but also to the VPH community as a whole.

With the series, VPHi wishes to:

  • Offer added value to prospective young scientist VPHi Student members through core content
  • Create visibility of VPH knowledge dissemination for external stakeholders
  • Highlight excellence within the VPHi, additionally providing student members with a label of quality
  • Promote scientific interaction between junior and senior community members and across VPHi disciplines



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