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  • OpenSim Webinar:Simulating Effect of Contracture & Weakness on Walking Capacity in CP

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

    DETAILS
    Title: Simulating the Effect of Contracture and Weakness on Walking Capacity in Cerebral Palsy
    Speaker: Dr. Glen Lichtwark, The University of Queensland, Australia
    Time: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
    Register: https://simtk.webex.com/simtk/onstage/g.php?d=663656933&t=a

    DESCRIPTION

    Lower limb muscles in children with cerebral palsy (CP) are as much as 30-50% weaker and up to 2-3 times more stiff (passively) than typically developed (TD) muscle. As such, the interplay between muscle dynamics and the subsequent movement will be very different in this population. Simulation studies up until this point have primarily focused on using abnormal movement patterns to examine variations in muscle coordination without fully considering the impact of changed structural and mechanical muscle-tendon properties. This presentation will focus on work where we have a) developed a method to adjust subject-specific muscle properties in an OpenSim model to adequately represent muscle weakness and contracture in CP as well as more accurately represent TD muscle; and b) determined the influence of using both TD and CP muscle models on the predicted muscle function and activation patterns during both normal (TD) and equinus (CP) gait.

    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: http://opensim.stanford.edu/support/webinars.html

    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, http://opensim.stanford.edu.
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