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.

Event Recording

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Title: Muscle Models in OpenSim 3.0 - Theory and Application
Speaker: Matt Millard, Stanford University
Time: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. PST

Intended Audience

Anyone who uses OpenSim's muscle-focused tools (static optimization, computed muscle control, forward dynamics) or uses muscles through the OpenSim API.

Webinar Goals

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Improvements to the existing OpenSim muscle models: We will describe the problems with the old implementation of the Thelen muscle model and how these were fixed. We will also discuss how these changes impact the simulation results.

  • Two new muscles models: We will explain the problems with the conventional equilibrium formulation of past muscle models and describe how we fixed these problems with the Millard2012EquilibriumModel and the Millard2012AccelerationModel. You will learn how to use these models in the soon-to-be-released OpenSim 3.0.