Oct 19, 2016

Webinar: Musculoskeletal Models Deconstructed

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


A recording of the event is available for viewing. The slides from the talk are available at the bottom of this webpage. The model used as the example in the webinar can be downloaded from https://simtk.org/projects/full_body.


Title:Musculoskeletal Models Deconstructed
Speaker:Apoorva Rajagopal, Stanford University
Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time


Musculoskeletal models provide a non-invasive means to study human movement in greater detail than can typically be done in a laboratory setting. Interpreting the detailed outputs available from a model, however, requires understanding the underlying components of the model. In this webinar, we will assemble a model from the ground up. We will first give a brief overview of the various components of a musculoskeletal model and, for each component, its defining properties and modeling choices. We will then dive deeper into the modeling of musculotendon dynamics and, using our recently published lower extremity model as an example, discuss the implications of our modeling choices on simulations of gait.