Journal article

Direct Validation of Model-predicted Muscle Forces in the Cat Hindlimb During Walking.

Derya Karabulut, Suzan Cansel Dogru, Yi-Chung Lin, Marcus Pandy, Walter Herzog, Yunus Ziya Arslan

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 2020


Various methods are available for simulating the movement patterns of musculoskeletal systems and determining individual muscle forces, but the results obtained from these methods have not been rigorously validated against experiment. The aim of this study was to compare model predictions of muscle force derived for a cat hindlimb during locomotion against direct measurements of muscle force obtained in vivo. The cat hindlimb was represented as a 5-segment, 13-degree-of-freedom, articulated linkage actuated by 25 Hill-type muscle-tendon units (MTUs). Individual muscle forces were determined by combining gait data with two widely used computational methods - static optimization and computed m..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada; Funder ID: 10.13039/501100002790.The Canada Research Chair Program, The Killam Foundation.The Research Fund of Istanbul University (Project no: FDK2016-21712).Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).Australian Research Council (Discovery Project DP160104366).