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Webinar - Analyzing non-conforming anatomical and prosthetic joints in AnyBody, Apr.5

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  • Webinar - Analyzing non-conforming anatomical and prosthetic joints in AnyBody, Apr.5

    Presenter: Michael Skipper Andersen, PhD, The AnyBody Research Project, Aalborg University.

    Most musculoskeletal models presume idealized joints, such as a revolute joint for the knee and a spherical joint for the hips. However, several anatomical and prosthetic joints are non-conforming to such an extent that the forces significantly influence the detailed joint kinematics and the joint’s internal force equilibrium. This is the case for joints such as spinal disks, knees and many shoulders. For instance, in the knee, the internal motions are governed by a complex interaction between the muscle actions, cartilage contact mechanics, ligament forces and soft tissue deformations. Capturing all these effects in a realistic model using only kinematic constraints is very difficult, if not impossible.

    In this webcast, we demonstrate a novel method called Force-dependent Kinematics (FDK) implemented in the AnyBody Modeling System version 5.0. This method allows motions in user-defined degree-of-freedom to be resolved through force equilibrium, rather than by kinematic constraints, while still enabling computation of the muscle and reaction forces. We take a hands-on approach and perform a live demonstration of how to use FDK for model development.

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    Notice that this free event is run twice, 12 hours apart, which allows you to select the more convenient time for you.
    1st performance is at 9:00 CET (Berlin).
    2nd performance is at 21:00 CET (Berlin).

    View local times around the world and register here:
    AnyBody Technology is a pioneer and leading provider of mechanical modeling of the living body, in particular musculoskeletal modeling (MSM). The all-dominating area of application is of course the human body, but our technology applies to analysis of any creature – currently living, pre-historic, or imaginary.