Using computational musculoskeletal simulations in OpenSim and SCONE to predict and analyze the changes in gait mechanics over a range of ankle-foot orthosis stiffnesses.
To uncover the optimal ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) stiffness, we generated simulations of an individual with calf muscle weakness walking with an AFO over a range of stiffnesses. Stable walking patterns were generated that minimized the energy demand for a given stiffness.
This project provides results from all of our simulations. We also provide MATLAB code for generating the Results and Supporting Information figures and tables, and SCONE setup files for others to reproduce our results.