OpenSim for Muscle-Driven Multibody Dynamics and Control: Overview and Hands On Example


This hands-on tutorial at the 2015 Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE) meeting will provide an example for using forward dynamics, contact modeling and muscle reflexes to perform analyses of injury mechanics.


Workshop preparation

This is intended to be a an introduction to OpenSim. To complete the hands on exercise, bring a PC laptop with OpenSim 3.2 or 3.3 installed (download here) and familiarize yourself with the OpenSim Graphical User Interface (GUI). Attendance is limited, so reserve your seat by signing up for CMBBE here:

For any questions, contact James Dunne at

Workshop Exercise

The hands on exercise will follow the Simulation-Based Design to Prevent Ankle Injuries tutorial. A pdf version of the tutorial can be found here.