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bodle45
04-05-2010, 05:39 AM
Dear all,

I am interested in developing an OpenSim model of the upper extremity to simulate manual wheelchair propulsion in individuals with spinal cord injury. I understand that OpenSim has previously been used to investigate the treatment of individuals with spinal cord injury. In order to use OpenSim to simulate manual wheelchair propulsion, I know that I will need to combine both the upper extremity model and the head and neck model, in addition to adding other upper extremity muscles. I was wondering if anyone has used or is currently using OpenSim to investigate movement of the upper extremity and trunk in individuals with spinal cord injury, to see if a more appropriate model has been developed. Any information or advice that can be offered will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Brooke Odle, MS
PhD Student

Human Performance and Movement Analysis Laboratory
Kessler Foundation Research Center
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Phone: (973) 243-6903
Fax: (973) 243-6984
http://kesslerfoundation.org/research




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