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Paul E. Prusakowski
01-27-1995, 07:07 AM
Thank you for all the responses regarding modelling software.
The following is a compilation of the responses:
Paul E. Prusakowski

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From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."dferris@uclink2 ("dferris@uclink2.berk

There are two programs in particular that I would recommend
depending on your requirements. The first is Working Model
simulation software. This is basically a mechanical engineering
simulator that can be used to create biomechanical models. We use
it extensively here in our biomechanics laboratory. It is sold by
Knowledge Revolution and their phone number is 1-800-766-6615.

The other software I would suggest would be the SIMM program. I am
unaware of its current state of development or any sales
information. You could contact Scott Delp at the Dept. of
Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He developed
this software and could give you more information.

Best of Luck,
Dan Ferris
Biomechanics Laboratory
University of California at Berkeley

From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."smcguan@adams.c ("smcguan@adams.com")

My group has used ADAMS (Mechanical Dynamics Inc., (313)994-3800)
quite successfully to model musculoskeletal mechanics for 6 dof
joint modeling, gait simulation, crash analysis and spine modeling.
It is a general purpose mechanical simulation tool with a graphical
user interface. It is easy to use, yet quite sophisticated. Good
luck on you hunt!

Shawn McGuan
Biomechanics Research Scientist

From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."BillH4740@aol.c ("BillH4740@aol.com")

Contact Viewpoint in Salt Lake City. 1-800-328-2738. They have
several skeletal models.

Good luck,

Bill Hand

From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."fregly@plato.st ("fregly@plato.stanfor

You may wish to contact Scott Delp, a professor at Northwestern
University. He and a coworker have developed a software package
called SIMM, Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modelling.
You can get more information on this software by looking in the
biomechanics yellow pages of BIOMCH-L under Musculographics, Inc.
This software requires a Silicon Graphics workstation and allows
users to use existing models that come with the software (namely
the lower extremity) or to develop their own. I have used the
software before and found it quite helpful for studying muscle-
tendon behavior and muscle moment arms. You can contact
Dr. Delp at delp@casbah.acns.nwu.edu or at (312) 908-8860.

Hope this information is helpful.

Benjamin J. Fregly, Ph.D. fregly@roses.stanford.edu

From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."awong@merle.acn ("awong@merle.acns.nwu

I am responding to your January 24, 1995 BIOMCH-L posting regarding
standard biomechanical modeling software. We at MusculoGraphics
have a musculoskeletal modling package that is being used at over
25 biomechanics research centers throughout the world.

Our package, SIMM - Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal
Modeling, is a graphics-based software system that lets users
quickly develop and analyze musculoskeletal models. The program
displays 3-D, animated images of the models and provides an
intuitive interface to interact and modify your simulation. The
program can also perform static system analyses by computing
isometric muscle forces, moment arms, and joint torques.

SIMM has been developed for Silicon Graphics workstations and is
available at a 90% discount to academic research groups.

Please feel free to contact me if you or your colleages needs
additional information. I can be reached at:

Arthur Wong
MusculoGraphics, Inc.
1840 Oak Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(708)866-1808 FAX awong@merle.acns.nwu.edu

CC: PRIMDOM.SMTP40("awong@merle.acns.nwu.edu")

From: PRIMDOM.SMTP40."grabiner@BME.RI ("grabiner@BME.RI.CCF.
We are presently using a commercially available dynamics program
Advanced Dynamical Analysis of Mechanical Systems, Ann Arbor, MI),
and specifically, a subprogram called ANDROID which allows, in
part, simulation of human body motion. We have developed the body
model and we would like to know if anyone out there has experience
in entering experimentally-derived time-series data for kinematics
and kinetics as an input file to ANDROID, or alternatively, by
entering functions that drive the model. Thanks in advance.

Mark Grabiner
Scott Forehand