The Katherine Steele and Jeff Reinbolt will lead a hand-on workshop at the 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA.

We invite all ICORR participants to take part in the 2-hour OpenSim Workshop on Wednesday, June 26th at 4:15pm. Workshops are included with full conference registration.  This workshop will feature an overview of the OpenSim software and a hands-on team exercise. More information and workshop materials are below:

Preparation for the Workshop

No prior OpenSim experience is required. Interested participants should either bring a PC laptop with OpenSim 3.0.1 installed or be prepared to team up with another participant. To participate in the design challenge to create an active orthotic, participants should download the additional Active AFO Files. Attendance is limited. To guarantee a seat, please arrive early.

Please direct any questions to Katherine Steele at or Jeff Reinbolt at

Workshop Exercise

As an example, workshop participants will use a new Drop Landing Model included in OpenSim 3.0.1 to evaluate the design of an ankle-foot-orthosis to prevent ankle injuries during landing. Instructions for the exercise are available on the page: Simulation-Based Design to Prevent Ankle Injuries.

Workshop Slides

Background Reading

We recommend reviewing the following resources to learn more about OpenSim:

OLD Overview of the OpenSim Workflow

Introduction to OpenSim for Device Design

Examples and Tutorials

Workshop Survey

Please give us your feedback on the workshop and OpenSim by filling out the workshop survey.

Pictures from the Workshop

This section will be updated after the workshop takes place.