Evaluation of muscle recruitment and muscle models in musculoskeletal simulation of dynamic motion

  • Musculoskeletal simulation plays an increasingly important role in sports biomechanics. In the last years, the field of application widened from orthopaedics and ergonomics to sports [1]. A muscle recruitment algorithm with a quadratic objective function is usually used to calculate muscle activity in dynamic movements. The agreement of calculated and measured thigh muscle activity has already been investigated [2]. They found a strong agreement for sprinting and running, while the correlation decreased for side-cutting manoeuvres. Nevertheless, the influence of different muscle recruitment criteria on muscle activity in dynamic musculoskeletal simulations is currently unknown. Hence, this study aimed to analyse the effect of different muscle recruitment criteria and muscle models on the correlation of numerical and measured muscle activity in highly dynamic movements.

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Author:Simon AuerORCiD, Lukas ReinkerORCiD, Sebastian DendorferORCiD
URL / DOI:https://esbiomech.org/conference/archive/2021milan/Contribution_1719.pdf
Parent Title (German):26th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 11-14, 2021, Milan, Italy
Place of publication:Milan
Document Type:conference proceeding (presentation, abstract)
Year of first Publication:2021
Release Date:2021/07/22
Tag:biomechanics; esb; muscle recruitment
Institutes:Fakult├Ąt Maschinenbau
Regensburg Center of Biomedical Engineering - RCBE
Fakult├Ąt Maschinenbau / Labor Biomechanik (LBM)
research focus:Lebenswissenschaften und Ethik
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