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12-04-2002, 03:55 AM
The ISB's software and data archives have been moved to the ISBweb site at
http://www.isbweb.org. The software and data in the archives are available
for unrestricted non-commercial use.

The software archives include code for smoothing and differentiation,
inertial property calculations, rigid body analysis, 2D and 3D motion
analysis and simulation. Data resources include packages of human movement
data and analysis software, pressure distributions, 3D bone morphology data
from CTs, specifications for a 3D lower limb model that includes parameters
for 43 muscles and a link to the biomch-l FEM mesh repository.

The software and data archives are potentially a great resource for
researchers and students. We'd like to make it even more useful by adding
new contributions from ISB members and biomch-l subscribers.

Software contributions could include almost any (tested) code for performing
biomechanical tasks. Programs written specifically for teaching purposes
would be especially welcome. Active X controls or DLL's that others can
incorporate into their C, VB and Delphi programs are also highly desirable.
Demo or limited versions of commercial software, provided they are
functional and perform some useful task, can also be considered.

Contributions of data would be welcome, too. Other people's data is very
useful for developing and validating models as well as for more general
research and teaching purposes. Kinematic and kinetic data for human
movements, soft tissue material properties, morphology data and any "hard to
get" information would all be welcomed.

I hope biomch-l subscribers will consider making contributions to the
archives. Your contributions will be valued by the biomechanics community
and acknowledged in full. New items will be announced on biomch-l and on the
ISBweb home page. If you'd like to contribute, please check out the existing
archives (http://www.isbweb.org /software/ and http://www.isbweb.org
/data/ ) and also look at the notes on how to contribute at

Martyn Shorten
ISB Informatics Officer (!)


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