This project includes model files and descriptions for an OpenSim musculoskeletal model of the guinea fowl (Numida meliagris) pelvic limb.

License: GuineaFowlModel

We use the guinea fowl (Numida meliagris) pelvic limb model in an initial study explaining the development of the model including muscle-tendon unit modeling and joint modeling. The study implements the model to assess the interaction between activation level and muscle-tendon unit compliance on muscle force-length operating ranges and force generating capacity.

S M Cox, K L Easton, M Cromie Lear, R L Marsh, S L Delp, J Rubenson (2019). The interaction of compliance and activation on the force-length operating range and force generating capacity of skeletal muscle: a computational study using a guinea fowl musculoskeletal model, Integrative Organismal Biology, obz022,

Supported in part through a Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship to J.R. and in part through The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under award number R21AR071588. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.