Feb 06, 2017 - Feb 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.


This workshop targets OpenSim users who are familiar with the tutorials but want to gain more insight in the data processing workflow in OpenSim and want support from experienced OpenSim users to import their own motion capture data in OpenSim.


The first two days of the workshop will include brief lectures about using OpenSim for data processing (including scaling a model, inverse kinematics, and calculating muscle and joint reaction forces). Each lecture is followed by a time slot to be spent working on participant projects. Most lectures will be given during the first two days of the workshop whereas the third day will be devoted to processing the data you bring to the workshop. For example, you might want to calculate muscle and joint forces during movement, generate simulations from motion capture data collected in your lab. You will have the opportunity to work in small breakout groups with OpenSim experts on your research problems. The success of the workshop depends on you bringing specific data you will work on.


Friedl De Groote, Ilse Jonkers, Massimo Sartori, Giordano Valente, Luca Modenese, Dimitra Blana, Mariska Wesseling.


To apply for the workshop, send a document describing your aims, your project, what you hope to achieve during the workshop and the data you plan to bring to the workshop to friedl.degroote@kuleuven.be. Only one application per team is required. Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis.


The course is organized on the campus of the Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Science, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven, Belgium. Leuven is located 15 min by train from Brussels National airport.

For any questions about the event, please contact friedl.degroote@kuleuven.be.