The OpenSim Project and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford invite you to join our next webinar, featuring Kevin Shelburne, Alessandro Navacchia, and Azhar Ali, University of Denver.


Title: Musculoskeletal simulations combining multiscale data and finite element modeling of the knee
Speakers: Kevin Shelburne, Alessandro Navacchia, and Azhar Ali, University of Denver
Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time


Musculoskeletal simulations of movement are traditionally performed using rigid multibody models with simplified joint representations that do not account for the deformability and complex motion of biological tissues and articulations. However, several pathological conditions and treatments, such as osteoarthritis and total joint replacement, can be best investigated within a deformable modeling framework. Local tissue deformation is usually modeled with the finite element method that discretizes an arbitrary geometry into a mesh of deformable elements. While finite element models have been widely used to describe the tissue behavior at the organ/joint level (e.g. bone, knee joint), the interaction between this local level and the neuromuscular behavior at the whole-body scale is often neglected. We will present a conceptual overview of multi-scale musculoskeletal modeling, and two examples of multi-scale approaches in a sequential fashion that link the outputs from a multibody OpenSim musculoskeletal simulation to joint-level deformable finite element models.

Webinar Highlights:
Participation is free, but you must register in advance. Attendance is limited to 100. We also ask that you join the webinar 5 minutes early to orient yourself to the webinar interface.

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