Will provide a probabilistic tool to assess model parameter uncertainty and intersubject variability.
The goal of this project is to develop a generalized, probabilistic plugin for OpenSim and to demonstrate subject-specific and population-based applications of this tool. The tool will implement two probabilistic methods (Monte Carlo and advanced mean value) and provide a user-friendly interface to create analyses and visualize results. The probabilistic tool will quantify 5 to 95% confidence bounds for output measures and sensitivity factors, which are used to identify the most important input parameters that contribute to output variability. A subject-specific model will be used to account for measurement errors associated with motion capture and input parameter uncertainties. The code is currently written in Matlab but future releases and additions will explore other applications.