Past Events

Mar 08, 2011

Webinar: Muscle-Driven Simulation of Running

The OpenSim team at Stanford University is pleased to announce the launch of the OpenSim Webinar Series. The first speaker is Samuel Hamner from Stanford University who will discuss how to create and analyze muscle-actuated simulations of running. more »

Mar 16 - 18, 2011

OpenSim Advanced User and Developer Workshop

An OpenSim Workshop will be held March 16-18, 2011 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users and software developers who want to work directly with the OpenSim staff on specific research projects. more »

Apr 07, 2011

Webinar: Muscle-Driven Simulation of Running

The OpenSim team at Stanford University is pleased to announce a second broadcast of the first webinar, due to popular demand. Samuel Hamner from Stanford University will discuss how to create and analyze muscle-actuated simulations of running. more »

May 11, 2011

Webinar: Estimating Joint Loads in OpenSim

Matt DeMers from Stanford University will describe and demonstrate the techniques used to estimate loads on joints using the OpenSim software package. more »

Jun 09, 2011

Webinar: Estimating Joint Loads in OpenSim

Matt DeMers from Stanford University will describe and demonstrate the techniques used to estimate loads on joints using the OpenSim software package. more »

Jun 30, 2011

OpenSim and NMS Physiome Workshop

A collaborative team from the Virtual Physiological Human (VPHOP) project and Stanford University will lead an OpenSim/Physiome Workshop on June 30th, 2011 in Leuven (Belgium) prior to the meeting of the ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation. more »

Jul 06, 2011

Hands-On Demo with the NMS Physiome Team at ISB

The OpenSim team and the Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli will give a hands-on demonstration of the NMS Physiome Builder and OpenSim at the ISB Congress in Brussels, Belgium more »

Jul 28, 2011

Webinar: Using OpenSim to explore the mechanics of pathological gait patterns

Kat Steele from Stanford University will discuss research using the OpenSim software package to understand muscle function during pathologic gait. more »

Aug 15 - 17, 2011

OpenSim Advanced User and Developer Workshop

An OpenSim Workshop will be held August 15-17, 2011 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users and software developers. more »

Sep 08, 2011

Webinar: Using OpenSim to explore the mechanics of pathological gait patterns

Kat Steele from Stanford University will discuss research using the OpenSim software package to understand muscle function during pathologic gait. more »

Sep 20 - 22, 2011

Workshop at HYPER Summer School on Neurorehabilitation

A hands-on workshops led by Jeff Reinbolt, with an emphasis on the Matlab/Simulink interface with OpenSim. more »

Oct 15, 2011

Instructional Course at AACPDM

The NCSRR led a hands on session entitled, "Simulation of Human Movement and Gait Pathology - An Introduction to OpenSim for the Clinician" at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. more »

Oct 17, 2011 - Dec 31, 2012

OpenSim featured at The Leonardo museum

An interactive example and video about OpenSim are part of an exhibit on understanding human motion at a new art, science, and technology museum in Salt Lake City. more »

Dec 13, 2011

NCMRR 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium and Celebration

Scott Delp will describe the accomplishments and promise of simulation research at the Symposium in Bethesda, MD. more »

Feb 14, 2012

OpenSim Webinar: A New Muscle Induced Acceleration Analysis Plugin

Tim Dorn will describe and demonstrate a new plugin for computing muscle induced accelerations in OpenSim. more »

Feb 16, 2012

OpenSim Webinar: A New Muscle Induced Acceleration Analysis Plugin (Second Broadcast)

Tim Dorn will describe and demonstrate a new plugin for computing muscle induced accelerations in OpenSim. more »

Mar 19 - 21, 2012

OpenSim Workshop for Pilot Project Awardees

An OpenSim Workshop will be held March 19-21, 2012 on the Stanford University campus for winners of travel awards through the NCSRR Pilot Project Program. more »

Aug 22 - 24, 2012

OpenSim Advanced User Workshop

An OpenSim Workshop will be held August 22-24, 2012 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users and software developers. more »

Aug 28, 2012

OpenSim Webinar: Muscle Models in OpenSim 3.0 - Theory and Application

Matt Millard will describe the advantages and limitations of new and past muscle models in OpenSim, providing users with the knowledge to choose a muscle model that best suits their application. more »

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. more »

Oct 18, 2012

Webinar: Introducing OpenSim 3.0

Jen Hicks will introduce the next release of OpenSim - version 3.0. She will give an overview of new features and demo the software's new scripting and visualization capabilities and many usability improvements. more »

Nov 01, 2012

Webinar: Creating Simulations with Real World Data - A Case Study of Obese Locomotion Biomechanics

Zach Lerner will describe how to modify a generic musculoskeletal model to create simulations customized to address specific research questions. He will introduce OpenSim tools, Matlab scripts, experimental protocols, and tips for using real world data. more »

Nov 08, 2012

Webinar: Model-Based Stroke Rehabilitation

B.J. Fregly and Carolynn Patten, from the University of Florida, describe their integrated modeling and clinical approach to improving rehabilitation of stroke patients. more »

Dec 04, 2012

Webinar: NMSBuilder Software for Creating Patient-Specific OpenSim Models

Giordano Valente, from the NMS Physiome team at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli will describe and demo the NMSBuilder software for subject-specific models for OpenSim. more »

Mar 25 - 27, 2013

OpenSim Workshop for Pilot Project Awardees

An OpenSim Workshop will be held March 25-27, 2013 on the Stanford University campus for winners of travel awards through the NCSRR Pilot Project Program. more »

Apr 03, 2013

OpenSim Workshop at CMBBE

The OpenSim team will give a two hour workshop at the 11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah. more »

May 02, 2013

Webinar: Unraveling the Biomechanics of Hemiparetic Gait through Mechanical & Neuromechanical Simulations

Ilse Jonkers and Friedl De Groote describe their insights into hemiparetic gait using a perturbation analysis of split-belt walking and a newly developed neuromechanical control model. more »

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. more »

Jun 10, 2013

OpenSim Tutorial at Dynamic Walking Conference

The OpenSim team will lead a hands-on tutorial at the Dynamic Walking Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. more »

Jun 18 - 19, 2013

SIMM and OpenSim Workshop at The Royal Veterinary College

Professor John R. Hutchinson's research team in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the RVC in London is holding a free workshop for those interested in using biomechanics software to develop detailed musculoskeletal models. more »

Jun 26, 2013

OpenSIm Workshop at ICORR

Katherine Steele and Jeff Reinbolt will lead a hands-on workshop at the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics in Seattle, Washington. more »

Jul 03, 2013

Workshop at EMBC: Developing the Virtual Physiological Human

Pilot project winners from the University of Auckland will participate in a workshop at EMBC in Osaka, Japan. more »

Jul 16, 2013

Webinar: All Models Are NOT Wrong (Contrary to Popular Belief)

Wendy Murray discusses how models can integrate experimental data from different studies to lead to a deeper understanding of human movement, using two recent studies of the upper-limb as case studies. more »

Aug 04, 2013

OpenSim Tutorial at ISB: New developments and future directions

Scott Delp and the OpenSim team will lead a two-hour tutorial at the ISB Conference in Natal, Brazil more »

Aug 15, 2013

Webinar: To Create 3D Muscle Models or Not: That Is the Question

Silvia Salinas Blemker will discuss the latest developments in 3D muscle modeling and explore when and how you should consider using them in your simulations. more »

Aug 28 - 30, 2013

Advanced User Workshop at Stanford

An OpenSim Workshop will be held August 28-30, 2013 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users to work on their OpenSim projects. more »

Sep 19, 2013

Webinar: Measuring and Incorporating Subject-Specific Muscle Parameters in Post-Stroke Gait Simulations

Jill Higginson, Brian Knarr, and John Ramsay of the University of Delaware describe how subject-specific muscle properties impact simulations of post-stroke gait. more »

Oct 17, 2013

Miniature Implants for Hand Tendon-Transfer Surgery: A Simulation- and Experiment-Based Study

Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian will describe the use of OpenSim simulations and cadaver experiments to evaluate surgical outcomes using the new implants. more »

Jan 21, 2014

Webinar: Building and Editing Dynamic Walking Models in OpenSim

Learn how to create models in OpenSim and use the Matlab scripting engine to modify them more »

Jan 27, 2014

Bridging Gaps between Healthcare Education and Biocomputational Research Modeling and Simulation

A panel discussion of bio-simulation tools and ways they might be incorporated into medical or healthcare training settings more »

Feb 06, 2014

Webinar: An OpenSim Framework to Estimate Muscle Dynamics during Locomotion with Elastic Exoskeletons

Learn about different approaches for modeling the interaction of exoskeletons with the musculoskeletal system more »

Mar 15, 2014

Open Source Computational Mechanics Tools for Orthopaedics: Workshop at ORS

NCSRR Director Scott Delp is a panelist in a workshop at the ORS meeting in New Orleans on Open Source Computational Mechanics Tools for Orthopaedics. more »

Mar 24 - 26, 2014

Advanced User Workshop at Stanford

An OpenSim Workshop will be held March 24-26, 2014 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users to work on their OpenSim projects. more »

May 22, 2014

OpenSim Webinar: Simulating Quadriceps Muscle Atrophy and Activation Deficits during Gait

Learn how muscle-driven simulations can be used to study the underlying mechanisms of muscle weakness. more »

Jun 24, 2014

OpenSim Webinar: Fast Simulation of Arm Dynamics for Real-time, User-in-the-loop Control Applications

Learn about the development of an arm and shoulder model that runs in real-time more »

Jul 10, 2014

OpenSim Symposium at the World Congress of Biomechanics

The World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston will feature a symposium showcasing research from nine investigators. more »

Jul 22, 2014

OpenSim Webinar: Simulating Sit to Stand - Biomechanical Insights and Practical Tips

Learn tips for model building and using static optimization more »

Aug 19, 2014

Webinar: Interpreting Upper-limb Dynamic Simulations in the Context of Clinical Variability

Learn about integrating clinical knowledge into simulations to study nerve transfer strategies and shoulder deformities following brachial plexus birth palsy more »

Aug 25 - 27, 2014

Advanced User Workshop at Stanford

An OpenSim Workshop will be held August 25-27, 2014 on the Stanford University campus for advanced users to work on their OpenSim projects. more »

Sep 14 - 19, 2014

OpenSim Workshop at Summer School on Neurorehabilitation

Massimo Sartori and Monica Reggiani will lead a hands-on OpenSim workshop at SSNR 2014 in Baiona, Spain. more »

Sep 25, 2014

Webinar: Modelling and Simulating Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Young Female Athletes

Learn how to model the ACL and analyze simulation results to understand ACL injury mechanisms more »

Oct 30, 2014

Webinar: OpenSim for Open-Source Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation: Roadmap for the Future

OpenSim's R&D Manager Jen Hicks presents future plans for the project more »

Dec 04, 2014

Webinar: A Probabilistic Tool to Quantify the Effects of Population Variability & Model Uncertainty

Learn about quantifying measurement errors and parameter uncertainty in musculoskeletal simulations more »

Jan 27 - 29, 2015

OpenSim Workshop in Belgium

Several OpenSim Fellows, including Ilse Jonkers, Friedl De Groote, Massimo Sartori, Marjolein van der Krogt and Giordano Valente, are organizing an OpenSim workshop in Leuven, Belgium. more »

Jan 29, 2015

Webinar: Simulating the Effect of Contracture and Weakness on Walking Capacity in Cerebral Palsy

Learn about both the methods for and the effects of adjusting subject-specific muscle properties to represent muscle weakness and contracture in cerebral palsy more »

Mar 18, 2015

Introductory OpenSim Tutorial at GCMAS 2015

This practical 2-hour tutorial will introduce participants to OpenSim's features, file formats, and documentation using clinically relevant examples. more »

Mar 23 - 25, 2015

Advanced User Workshop at Stanford

An OpenSim Workshop will be held on the Stanford University campus for advanced users to work on their OpenSim projects. Travel awards will be granted to top workshop applicants. more »

May 21, 2015

Webinar: An Individually Tuneable Model of Spasticity and Contracture in Patients with Cerebral Palsy

Learn about an OpenSim plug-in to model spasticity, a method to model contracture, our validation against instrumented spasticity assessments, and how to tune model parameters to match individual patient data more »

May 26, 2015

ICRA Tutorials: Bridging Gaps between Computational Biomechanics and Robotics

OpenSim Fellow Emel Demircan is organizing a tutorial at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, which will feature talks from several OpenSim researchers from Stanford and beyond. more »

Jun 16, 2015

Webinar: Best Practices for Verification and Validation of Musculoskeletal Models and Simulations

Learn about guidelines to evaluate the accuracy and credibility of modeling studies, along with case studies illustrating their application more »

Sep 03, 2015

Webinar: Simulation-Based Design of Devices to Enhance a Standing Long Jump

Learn about an optimization framework for synthesizing human standing long jumps and designing devices to improve performance more »

Sep 03, 2015

OpenSim Workshop at CMBBE 2015

OpenSim Fellows Ian Stavness and Matt DeMers, along with James Dunne, will give a hands-on workshop at the International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) in Montreal, Canada Sept 1-5, 2015. more »

Sep 13 - 18, 2015

OpenSim Workshop at the Summer School on Neurorehabilitation

Massimo Sartori and Monica Reggiani are leading a workshop, "Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement in OpenSim" at the Summer School in Neurorehabilitation in Valencia, Spain. more »

Oct 03, 2015

OpenSim Workshop at SIAMOC 2015

Massimo Sartori and Monica Reggiani are leading a workshop at the XVI Congress of the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis in Padova, Italy. more »

Oct 28, 2015

Webinar: Locus of Control: Are You in Control of Your Simulations?

Learn about a MATLAB/Simulink interface to design control algorithms for OpenSim and hear how it has been used to understand coordinated and uncoordinated movement more »

Nov 17, 2015

Webinar: Meet Me in the Middle: a Thoracolumbar Spine and Rib Cage Model in OpenSim

Learn about the development, validation, and applications of this new fully articulated thoracic spine and rib cage model more »

Jan 27, 2016

Webinar: Synergy-based Control in OpenSim: Coupled Muscle Activity in Static Optimization

Learn about the synergy-based control theory for human movement and how it can be evaluated within OpenSim more »

Feb 03 - 05, 2016

2nd OpenSim Europe Workshop in Bologna

Advance your OpenSim skills and research project at a workshop led by OpenSim Fellows more »

Feb 23, 2016

Webinar: Patient-specific Model-building and Scaling with MAP and Statistical Shape Modeling

Learn about the workflow tool MAP and the methods it uses to improve and streamline patient-specific model-building and scaling more »

Apr 25 - May 06, 2016

Inaugural Virtual Workshop

A virtual OpenSim Workshop will be held April 25th - May 6th. Participants will be able to receive assistance with their projects from OpenSim team members using electronic communication, such as video conferencing and a dedicated forum. more »

Jun 06 - 10, 2016

OpenSim Workshop at the Summer School on Neurorehabilitation

Massimo Sartori and Monica Reggiani are leading a workshop, "Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement in OpenSim" at the Summer School in Neurorehabilitation in Baiona, Spain more »

Jun 09, 2016

Webinar: A Novel Scapulothoracic Joint Model Improves the Accuracy of Measured Shoulder Movements

Learn about the development, validation, and applications for a new scapulothoracic joint model more »

Jun 23, 2016

Webinar: Investigating Jogging Biomechanics using the Full-Body Lumbar Spine Model

Learn about the development, validation, and applications for a new full-body lumbar spine model more »

Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

OpenSim Developers Workshop

An OpenSim Workshop will be held June 27- July 01 at Stanford University for advanced users and software developers who want to work directly with the OpenSim staff on specific research projects. more »

Jul 14 - 16, 2016

OpenSim Workshop at the International Shoulder Group Biennial Meeting

Join Dimitra Blana and Ricardo Matias to learn how to use OpenSim with a new shoulder model at the International Shoulder Group meeting in Winterthur, Switzerland more »

Sep 15, 2016

Course on Open-Source Tools for Computational Biomechanics

Learn to use three open-source tools: GIBBON for image segmentation; FEBio for finite element analysis; and OpenSim for musculoskeletal modeling and simulation more »

Oct 19, 2016

Webinar: Musculoskeletal Models Deconstructed

Learn about model components and how different modeling choices affect the simulated dynamics more »

Oct 24 - 28, 2016

Virtual Workshop for Advanced OpenSim Users

A virtual OpenSim Workshop will be held the week of October 24th - 28th. Participants will receive project support from OpenSim team members using electronic communication, such as video conferencing and a dedicated chat room. more »

Nov 17, 2016

Webinar: Enabling Stochastic Simulations of Movement with High Throughput Computing

Learn to run OpenSim simulations on the Open Science Grid and use probabilistic analyses to characterize your simulations more »

Jan 24, 2017

Webinar: Musculoskeletal simulations combining multiscale data and finite element modeling of the knee

Learn about linking joint-level deformable finite element models with multibody musculoskeletal simulations more »

Feb 06 - 08, 2017

OpenSim Workshop in Belgium

Several OpenSim Fellows, including Ilse Jonkers, Friedl De Groote, Massimo Sartori, Giordano Valente, Luca Modenese, and Dimitra Blana are organizing this OpenSim workshop in Leuven, Belgium. more »

Feb 14, 2017

Webinar: Musculoskeletal Modeling to Study Human Bipedalism Evolution

Learn more about the development and applications of a chimpanzee model for studying human evolution more »

Mar 28 - 30, 2017

Advanced User Workshop at Stanford

An OpenSim Workshop will be held on the Stanford University campus for advanced users to work on their OpenSim projects. Workshop space is limited and registration will close when available slots are filled. more »

Apr 27, 2017

Webinar: Tips and Tricks for Data Collection, Scaling and Inverse Kinematics in OpenSim

Hear best practices from the OpenSim team to produce accurately scaled models and joint kinematics more »

Jul 02, 2017

OpenSim Workshop at ESB 2017

Learn to use the key tools in the OpenSim workflow and tune the design of an assistive device using the OpenSim-Matlab interface. more »

Jul 20, 2017

Workshop at TGCS 2017: Matlab Scripting in OpenSim 4.0

Learn how to use the Matlab scripting interface through a hands-on example and competition. more »

Jul 23 - 27, 2017

OpenSim Research Highlights: Symposium at ISB 2017

Learn about the latest research discoveries from leaders in the field of musculoskeletal modeling and simulation. more »

Jul 26, 2017

Jumping into OpenSim 4.0: Interactive Tutorial at ISB 2017

Get a hands-on introduction to generating muscle driven simulations in OpenSim 4.0. more »

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