Our webinar series keeps the OpenSim community updated on the latest biomechanical simulation research and OpenSim developments. The webinar speakers provide insights on how they have used OpenSim in their research process.

See below for a list of upcoming webinars and links to recordings of past presentations. 

Upcoming Webinars

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We have created a document with instructions for participating in OpenSim webinars. Please email us at opensim@stanford.edu if you have any questions.

Past Webinars

See the pages below for recordings, frequently asked questions, and other information about past webinars.

July 20, 2020

Inverse Kinematics: A Bayesian Versus Least-Squares Approach

Todd Pataky, Kyoto University

July 7, 2020

Automating OpenSim Workflows: An Intro to the OpenSim API in Matlab

Christopher Dembia, Stanford University

April 29, 2020

Which simulation pipeline should I use? An overview of common workflows

Carmichael Ong, Stanford University

March 12, 2020

Characterizing hyperreflexia and abnormal coordination in post-stroke stiff-knee gait

Tunc Akbas, Harvard University

February 11, 2020

Computational Models of Reaching to Test Hypotheses in Motor Control

Mazen Al Borno, Stanford University

November 14, 2019

OpenSim Moco: Software to optimize the motion and control of OpenSim models

Christopher Dembia & Nick Bianco, Stanford University

October 24, 2019

Predictive Simulation of Biological Motion using SCONE

Thomas Geijtenbeek, Delft University

September 26, 2019

Metabolic cost modeling: experimental validation and predictive simulations

Anne Koelewijn, D.Eng., Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg & Antonie van den Bogert, PhD, Cleveland State University

July 18, 2019

Human-machine Interfacing via Real-time Neuromechanical Modeling

Massimo Sartori, Ph.D., University of Twente

April 30, 2019

Predictive Simulations to Study the Plantarflexors in Gait Pathologies

Carmichael Ong, Stanford University

February 12, 2019

Muscle and Ligament Model of the Head and Neck to Study Physiological Motions and Dynamic Impacts

Calvin Kuo, The University of British Columbia and Jon Mortensen, University of Utah

December 11, 2018

Interfacing Musculoskeletal and Finite Element Models to Study Bone Structure and Adaptation

Luca Modenese and Andrew Phillips, Imperial College London

November 15, 2018

Jumping into OpenSim 4.0

Ayman Habib, Jennifer Hicks, Tom Uchida, and Ajay Seth, Stanford University

September 13, 2018

SimCP - A Simulation Platform to Predict Gait Performance Following Orthopedic Interventions in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Ilse Jonkers and Friedl De Groote, Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group, KU Leuven, Belgium

August 7, 2018

Robust control strategies for musculoskeletal models using deep reinforcement learning

Łukasz Kidziński (Stanford University)

October 5, 2017

Why Are Antagonists Co-activated in My Simulations? Simulating Cycling and Other "High Flexion" Tasks

Adrian Lai (Simon Fraser University) and Allison Arnold (Harvard University)

September 19, 2017

Understanding how exoskeletons affect muscle-tendon mechanics during walking

Rachel W. Jackson, Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University

April 27, 2017

Tips and Tricks for Data collection, Scaling and Inverse Kinematics in OpenSim

Jenny Yong and James Dunne, Stanford University

February 14, 2017

Using Musculoskeletal Modeling to Study Human Bipedalism Evolution

Brian Umberger, University of Massachusetts Amherst

January 24, 2017

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

Kevin Shelburne, Alessandro Navacchia, and Azhar Ali, University of Denver

November 17, 2016

Enabling Stochastic Simulations of Movement with High Throughput Computing

Colin Smith, Darryl Thelen, and Christina Koch, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 19, 2016

Musculoskeletal Models Deconstructed

Apoorva Rajagopal, Stanford University

June 23, 2016

Investigating Jogging Biomechanics using the Full-Body Lumbar Spine Model

Ajit Chaudhari and Margaret Raabe, The Ohio State University

June 9, 2016

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

Ajay Seth, Stanford University, and Ricardo Matias, University of Lisbon

February 23, 2016

Patient-specific Modeling-building and Scaling with MAP and Statistical Shape Modeling

Thor Besier and Ju Zhang, University of Auckland, New Zealand

January 27, 2016

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

Kat Steele, University of Washington

November 17, 2015

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

Alexander Bruno (Exponent) and Dennis Anderson (Harvard University)

October 28, 2015

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

Misagh Mansouri (University of Pittsburgh) and Jeff Reinbolt (University of Tennessee)

September 3, 2015

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

Carmichael Ong, Stanford University

June 16, 2015

Best Practices for Verification and Validation of Musculoskeletal Models and Simulations

Jennifer Hicks with Scott Delp as moderator, Stanford University

May 21, 2015

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

Marjolein van der Krogt (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Lynn Bar-On (KU Leuven, Belgium)

January 29, 2015

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

Glen Lichtwark, University of Queensland, Australia

December 4, 2014

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

Bradley Davidson and Casey Myers, University of Denver

October 30, 2014

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

Jen Hicks, Stanford University

September 25, 2014

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

Julia Kar, Washington University

August 19, 2014

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

Kate Saul, North Carolina State University

July 22, 2014

Simulating Sit to Stand - Biomechanical Insights and Practical Tips

Rob Siston and Elena Caruthers, Ohio State University

June 24, 2014

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

Ed Chadwick, Keele University

May 22, 2014

Simulating Quadriceps Muscle Atrophy and Activation Deficits during Gait

Julie Thompson, Stanford University and Ohio State University

February 6, 2014

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

Dominic Farris, The University of Queensland
Gregory Sawicki, North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill

January 21, 2014

Building and Editing Dynamic Walking Models in OpenSim

Daniel Jacbos, University of Michigan

October 17, 2013

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

Ravi Balasubramanian, Oregon State University

September 19, 2013

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

Jill Higginson, Brian Knarr, and John Ramsay, University of Delaware

August 15, 2013

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

Silvia Blemker, University of Virginia

July 16, 2013

All Models Are NOT Wrong (Contrary to Popular Belief)

Wendy Murray, Northwestern University

June 6, 2013

Muscle Excitation-driven Musculoskeletal Modeling and Future Applications to Neurorehabilitation Technologies

Massimo Sartori, Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Medical Center Gottingen
Claudio Pizzolato, Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Griffith University

May 2, 2013

Unraveling the Biomechanics of Hemiparetic Gait through Mechanical & Neuromechanical Simulations

Ilse Jonkers and Friedl De Groote, KU Leuven

December 4, 2012

NMSBuilder software for generating patient-specific OpenSim models

Giordano Valente, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

November 8, 2012

Model-Based Stroke Rehabilitation

B.J. Fregly and Carolynn Patten, University of Florida

November 1, 2012

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

Zach Lerner, Colorado State University

October 18, 2012

Introducing OpenSim 3.0

Jennifer Hicks, Stanford University

August 28, 2012

Muscle Models in 3.0 - Theory and Application

Matt Millard, Stanford University

February 16, 2012

A New Muscle Induced Acceleration Analysis Plugin (Second Broadcast)

Tim Dorn, Stanford University

February 14, 2012

A New Muscle Induced Acceleration Analysis Plugin

Tim Dorn, Stanford University

September 8, 2011

Second Broadcast: Using OpenSim to Explore the Mechanics of Pathological Gait Patterns

Katherine Steele, Stanford University

JULY 28, 2011

Using OpenSim to Explore the Mechanics of Pathological Gait Patterns

Katherine Steele, Stanford University

May 11 and June 9, 2011

Estimating Joint Loads in OpenSim

Matt DeMers, Stanford University

April 7, 2011

Creating and Analyzing Muscle-Driven Simulations of Running, Second Broadcast

Samuel Hamner, Stanford University

March 8, 2011

Creating and Analyzing Muscle-Driven Simulations of Running

Samuel Hamner, Stanford University

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