Jun 06, 2013
Webinar: Muscle Excitation-driven Musculoskeletal Modeling and Future Applications to Neurorehabilitation Technologies
Massimo Sartori and Claudio Pizzolato introduce a novel neuromusculoskeletal model of the human lower extremity that can be driven by different estimates of muscle excitation.
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DetailsTitle: Muscle Excitation-driven Musculoskeletal Modeling and Future Applications to Neurorehabilitation Technologies Speakers: Massimo Sartori, Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Gottingen Claudio Pizzolato, Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Griffith University Time: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Understanding the mechanisms underlying human movement is a fundamental question in biomechanics and neurophysiology. The main limitation is the current inability to link the mechanisms taking place at the neurophysiologic level with those taking place at the musculoskeletal level in the intact human.
In this webinar, Sartori will introduce and discuss a novel neuromusculoskeletal model of the human lower extremity as a potential way to fill this gap. The model can be driven by different estimates of muscle excitation. These include:
- experimentally recorded electromyograms (EMGs)
- minimally adjusted EMGs to account for joint moment tracking errors and limitations in surface electromyography
- muscle excitation primitives of low dimensionality
To further promote the utilization, validation, and acceptance of neuromusculoskeletal modeling, a neuromuscular toolbox has been created that integrates these muscle excitation-driven methodologies into a common framework. Sartori will describe the toolbox's general structure while Pizzolato will demonstrate how to use it to integrate EMG-driven simulations of human movement into the OpenSim framework.