The OpenSim Project and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford invite you to join our next webinar, featuring Daniel Jacobs from the University of Michigan.

Title: Building and Editing Dynamic Walking Models in OpenSim
Speakers: Daniel Jacobs, University of Michigan
Time: Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Passive dynamic walkers are a class of highly efficient machines which can produce locomotion powered by a simple slope. Research on dynamic walking is a way of gaining insight into locomotion principles to aid in the design of robots, orthoses and prostheses, and exoskeletons. One of the challenges in translating research on passive dynamic walkers to research in rehabilitation robotics is modelling and tuning both the mechanical and the physiological systems together.

The goal of this webinar is to provide an introduction to building mechanical models in OpenSim to empower users to design and test assistive mechanisms with their musculoskeletal models. In this webinar, I will discuss the elements of the underlying multibody computational system in OpenSim and demonstrate how to create a model of a passive dynamic walker. I will show viewers how to use Matlab's scripting engine to modify existing models and to interface with custom code. Lastly, I'll show how to generate a rough terrain environment and set the stage for the viewers to share videos of their best walkers with the OpenSim community.

Participation is free, but you must register in advance. We also ask that you join the webinar 5 minutes early to orient yourself to the webinar interface.

Visit our website for more information and registration. The website also includes links to recordings of past webinars:

The OpenSim Webinar Series is funded by the NIH National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR). Find out more about the NCSRR and the webinar series by visiting our website,