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Development of software for human muscle force estimation.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering
1476-8259
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
275–283
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2010.527835
PMID: 21607886
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Muscle force estimation (MFE) has become more and more important in exploring principles of pathological movement, studying functions of artificial muscles, making surgery plan for artificial joint replacement, improving the biomechanical effects of treatments and so on. At present, existing software are complex for professionals, so we have developed a new software named as concise MFE (CMFE). CMFE which provides us a platform to analyse muscle force in various actions includes two MFE methods (static optimisation method and electromyographic-based method). Common features between these two methods have been found and used to improve CMFE. A case studying the major muscles of lower limb of a healthy subject walking at normal speed has been presented. The results are well explained from the effect of the motion produced by muscles during movement. The development of this software can improve the accuracy of the motion simulations and can provide a more extensive and deeper insight in to muscle study.

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