Sep 14, 2012

Instructional Course at AACPDM

The OpenSim team will lead a two hour instructional course, "Simulation of Human Movement and Gait Pathology: An Introduction to OpenSim for the Clinician" at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting in Toronto.

Course Materials:

You can download PDFs of the course handouts and lecture slides.

Purpose:

Computer simulation has emerged as a powerful method to understand the dynamics of human movement and evaluate gait disorders in children with cerebral palsy. This course will provide a hands-on introduction to computer simulation that is accessible to clinicians of all backgrounds. Participants will learn about the capabilities and limitations of computer simulation and receive hands-on instruction about how to use OpenSim, a freely available software package for simulating movement.

Target Audience:

Clinicians who want to learn how computer simulation can be used to answer clinical questions about gait. Participants will be asked to bring a laptop computer and will be given instructions on how to download and install OpenSim prior to the course.

Course Summary:

A team of experts from the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research at Stanford University will introduce participants to the basics of computer simulation and its relevance to the treatment of gait pathology. In the hands-on portion of the course, participants will learn how to use the OpenSim software package to estimate hamstrings lengths. Additional clinical applications will also be described.

You can read more about the meeting at the AACPDM website: http://www.aacpdm.org/meetings/2012/

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