Simulation of high flexion tasks such as squatting is hindered through invalid moment length estimation when using generic musculoskeletal models. The purpose of this study was to apply wrapping surfaces at the hip joint to allow it to simulate movements that involve substantial hip flexion (e.g. deep squatting).
This customized musculoskeletal is suitable for analysis with up to 138 degrees of hip flexion and 145 degrees of knee flexion and was based on the previously published model by Rajagopal et al. (2016) and Lai et al. (2017).
Four wrapping surfaces were updated:
Three wrapping surfaces were implemented:
To cite this article: Danilo S. Catelli, Mariska Wesseling, Ilse Jonkers & Mario Lamontagne (2019): A musculoskeletal model customized for squatting task, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22(1):21-24.
Link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2018.1523396
Apr 20, 2020
New file added: Catelli_high_hip_flexion_V4.0.zipJul 2, 2019
In this release, the model and geometry files are compatible with OpenSim 4.0, following the adaptations also done by Rajagopal (simtk.org/projects/full_body).