Jul 28, 2019

Introducing OpenSim Moco: Optimal Control Methods for Musculoskeletal Simulation

Learn to use state-of-the-art direct collocation optimal control methods to track simulations, run predictive simulations, and more. No numerical expertise required.

Where: TGCS 2019 17th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

When: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Registration: To participate in the workshop, register for TGCS and check the box for the OpenSim Workshop.

Join members of the OpenSim Team for an introduction to OpenSim Moco, a new software package for solving common problems in simulation biomechanics including tracking simulations, predictive simulations, muscle-redundancy problems, and more. Moco brings state-of-the-art direct collocation optimal control methods to the wider biomechanics community without requiring numerical expertise in them to solve complex problems. Moco leverages OpenSim's existing modeling capabilities to allow you to seamlessly make the transition from model building to simulation a seamless process in your research.

The objectives of the workshop are to introduce participants to Moco's features, optimize a simple movement from scratch, and to collaboratively solve a biomechanics problem with other participants.

The tutorial assumes familiarity with Matlab, but experience with OpenSim or direct collocation methods is not required. Participants should bring a Mac or Windows (64-bit) laptop (and charger) with Matlab 2014b or later, or should be willing to team up with another participant.