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    OpenSim Webinar: Predictive Simulations to Study the Plantarflexors in Gait Pathologi

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

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    Title: Predictive Simulations to Study the Plantarflexors in Gait Pathologies
    Speaker: Carmichael Ong , Stanford University
    Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time
    Registration: https://simtk.webex.com/simtk/onstag...2f9ef892fe7658

    ABSTRACT
    The ankle plantarflexor muscles play an important role in human walking as they provide propulsion during the push-off phase. Deficits in these muscles, such as weakness and contracture, occur commonly in gait pathologies. While these deficits likely contribute to observed kinematic compensations, elucidating their role is difficult due to the often co-occurring biomechanical and neural deficits. Simulations in which kinematics are generated de novo, commonly known as predictive simulations, are well-suited to answer these types of questions as isolated deficits can be systematically introduced into a model. In this webinar, Ong will discuss a framework for predictive simulation, along with the model he and his team used, to generate realistic motions of walking at a wide range of speeds. Ong will then discuss how they systematically introduced plantarflexor weakness and contracture into their model and analyzed the resulting gait patterns. The model and results are provided at https://simtk.org/projects/pfdeficitsgait. The framework and workflow developed for this study can be extended to study other mechanisms of gait pathologies.
    Last edited by jacquelinemtran; 04-17-2019 at 05:59 PM.

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