Modenese, L., Phillips, A. T. M. and Bull, A. M. J., An open source lower limb model: Hip joint validation. Journal of Biomechanics 44, 2185-2193.
Available Downloads and Their Potential Uses: The lower limb model described in the publication is available for download. This model can be used to estimate muscle and hip contact forces during daily living activities. Only static optimization simulations are possible at this stage of development.
Purpose/Synopsis: The aim of this project is to provide a reliable model to estimate muscle and joint reaction forces related to daily life and sport tasks.
Audience: The model is expected to be of interest for any researcher interested in force estimation for lower limb muscles during daily tasks and sport tasks.
Long Term Goals and Related Uses: A first goal of the project is to make available for the biomechanical community a model based on a new anatomical dataset with respect to the one described by Delp et al. (1990) and improved by Arnold et al. (2009).
The model is supposed to be used in a pipeline directed from experimental recorded kinematics and kinetics towards subject specific finite element models of the pelvis and the femur.
At the initial stage of development the lower limb model can be used for static optimization analyses only. The intention is to further develop the model in order to allow the users to run more advanced analyse tools like computed muscle control and forward dynamic simulations.
Ideally other researchers could improve it and extend the range of activities and analyses it could be applied to.
Ontology Classification: Modeling_and_Simulation
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Keywords: muscle force prediction, muscle force validation, musculoskeletal biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Modeling
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