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

Title: OpenSim for Open-Source Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation: Roadmap for the Future
Speaker: Jen Hicks, Stanford University
Time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Overview: This webinar will provide an overview of the progress the OpenSim project has made over the past decade and the challenges we plan to tackle in the coming years. This talk will be a re-broadcast of our presentation at the World Congress of Biomechanics for those who didnít make it to Boston...or who couldnít fit in the packed room.

More Details: OpenSim is an open-source software platform for modeling the neuromusculoskeletal system and simulating muscle-driven motions. To date we have released ten versions of OpenSim, downloaded by 14,000 unique users worldwide and cited by over 500 papers and abstracts. Recent advances include an interface for developers to create new model components (e.g., muscle models), live model-editing in the OpenSim application, and a MATLAB scripting interface to allow users to extend OpenSimís functionality (e.g., writing a new analysis).

There are several challenges and opportunities for the future. Our development team must continue to improve the software and online infrastructure to make it even easier for the OpenSim community to share models, algorithms, and data. Several teams are working to translate OpenSim to clinical settings, but more work is needed to create user-friendly pipelines and establish OpenSimís utility in treatment planning and evaluation. Modeling neural control remains a grand challenge in the field of computational biomechanics, and OpenSim must continue to develop an infrastructure that makes it easy for researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds to develop and test new control methods. Finally, new techniques and data for validation are needed as the applications of musculoskeletal simulation continue to expand.

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,