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Rene Ferdinands
06-29-1998, 01:00 PM
Hello! I am presently modelling the human body motion as part of
Post-graduate thesis. Presently, I am looking at two strategies -
Lagrangian or Newtonian mechanics (also Euler,etc).However, to model the
human body completely is quite complex, and as has been quite rightly
pointed out to me before (courtesy of this BIOMCH-L Network)is a tedious
process subject to errors. So I am after free or cheap software which I can
download onto my PC, capable of performing Multi-segmental movement
analysis of human motion.Preferably, this software should be able give a
good range of outputs (e.g. angular acceleration/velocity/displacement
versus time, force/torques on joints versus time, etc), and have a good
capacity for simulation (stick figures, etc.).[I already know about SPACELIB].

Finally, I am also interested in biomechanical optimisation. To do this I
am considering the use of genetic algorithms. I believe this method may
have the capacity to account for the diversity of human motion. Can anyone
give me some advice here? How complex is this process? Also, is there
optimisation software for biomechanical systems - genetic algorithm based
or otherwise, which is free or cheap?

Looking forward to your replies.

Regards

Rene'

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