The Virtual Workshop will bring together a group of international scholars and OpenSim experts to help each other advance their research using modeling and simulation. The OpenSim team at Stanford University will provide guidance on your projects, while also facilitating discussion and support amongst your fellow Workshop participants. We hope that this event can accelerate your work while also building relationships with a network of researchers and engineers who are using OpenSim for research.
Below, we have provided a list of information and resources for the Workshop. Please check back regularly, since we will add more links and information as we get closer to the workshop start date.
|Week of April 18th|
Receive and review written feedback from OpenSim team
|Wednesday, April 20th||Start editing your Project Goals Slide|
|Thursday, April 21st||Sign up for conference call time slot|
Friday, April 22nd
|Finalize your Project Goals Slide|
Monday, April 25th
|Tuesday, April 26th||Office Hours 1|
|Tuesday, May 3rd||Office Hours 2|
|Wednesday, May 4th||Start editing Accomplishment Slide|
|Thursday, May 5th ||Finalize Accomplishment Slide (12pm PDT)|
Friday, May 6th
|Monday, May 9th||Forum Closes to new questions.|
Virtual office hours will be held on Tuesday, April 26th and May 3rd, 9:30-11am and 2-3pm (US PDT). Sign up for a conference call timeslot here. Please carefully read the instructions on the cover page of the booking sheet. If you have questions or concerns, please email James (email@example.com)
The OpenSim team delivered a liveWelcome Webinar on Monday, April 25th at 10am (US PDT). The Webinar featured a short talk followed by questions from the audience about Workshop logistics. The Webinar recording is available in case you missed it. You can also download and review the Webinar slides.
The live Closing Webinar will be held Friday, May 6th at 10am (US PDT). The Webinar recording is available in case you missed it.
Google Slides (Project Goals and accomplishments)
The Workshop Goal slides can be found here. The Goal slides are an Online Poster presentation where you get to show off your work, ask questions, and provide support to your Workshop colleagues. Carefully read and follow the instructions and examples presented on slide 1-3. We’ll also give out prizes based on the discussion about the projects. You must complete your workshop goals slide by Monday, April 25th at 9am (US PDT), and drop in throughout the day to join the discussion.
The Workshop Accomplishment slides can be found here. The Accomplishment slides are an Online Poster presentation to share your accomplishments and what you’ve learned. Carefully read and follow the instructions and examples presented on slide 1-5. Each group should have at most three slides, including a single goal slide. Please complete your slides by noon, Thursday, May 5th (PDT), when voting for project awards will start.
Vote for your colleagues here! Voting can begin after noon today (PDT). The awards include Biggest Research Discovery, Technical Grand Prize, Coolest Demo or Video, and Best Blooper. Award winners will be invited to present their slides and talk about their workshop experience during the closing webinar.
Question and Answer Forum
The Q&A site is very similar to stack overflow. Follow the links to find simple guides for asking good questions and providing helpful answers. During the workshop, the OpenSim team will devote part of each day to answering questions, but we hope that participants will be active in answering each other's questions, as well. The workshop is about sharing experience and building community. Remember that it is better to ask a greater number of smaller, tractable questions than a single, large post with multiple questions. Try to be specific. Use tags liberally, upvote answers that you find very helpful, and contribute your experience. Be positive and have fun!
|First Name||Last Name||Team||Institution|
|Moria||Fisher Bittmann||Latissimus||University of Wisconsin - Madison||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Subject specific challenges to improving treatment for crouch gait|
|Hossein||Mokhtarzadeh||Latissimus||Harvard Medical School||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Incorporating Force-Dependent Kinematic Approach and Non-Linear Intervertebral Joint Stiffness in a Thoracolumbar Spine Musculoskeletal Model|
|Joel||Lanovaz||Latissimus||University of Saskatchewan||Associate Professor||Upper limb muscle force estimation using CMC|
|Ian||Stavness||Latissimus||University of Saskatchewan||Assistant Professor||Upper limb muscle force estimation using CMC|
|Eric||Pitman||Latissimus||University of Saskatchewan||Graduate Student||Upper limb muscle force estimation using CMC|
|Julie||Ellis||Latissimus||University of Saskatchewan||Graduate Student||Upper limb muscle force estimation using CMC|
|Alex||Priamikov||Latissimus||Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies||Graduate student||OpenEyeSim – a biomechanical model for studying the development of oculomotor control|
|Niccolo||Fiorentino||Sartorius||University of Utah||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Biomechanics of FAI|
|Daniel||Lopes||Sartorius||INESC ID Lisboa||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Sport Injuries in Rugby: Contact Parameters for Tackle Simulation|
|Elena||Seminati||Sartorius||University of Bath||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Sport Injuries in Rugby: Contact Parameters for Tackle Simulation|
|Neil||Rath||Sartorius||UCLA||Graduate student||Trunk Control and Postural Stability in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.Noninvasive Enabling Strategies and Modeling|
|Elyse||Passmore||Sartorius||The University of Melbourne||Graduate student||The effect of lower limb torsional deformities on gait in typically developing children and children with Cerebral Palsy|
|Neil||Bezodis||Peroneus||Swansea University||Senior Lecturer||Understanding the musculoskeletal demands of rugby place kicking|
|Christina||Garman||Peroneus||Marquette University||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Joint Kinetic Strategies in Oncology Patients with Femoral Endoprostheses|
|John||O'Connor||Peroneus||Queen's University Belfast||Graduate Student||Implant Placement Optimization during Total Hip Arthroplasty|
|Becky||Fellin||Peroneus||U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine||Research Biomechanist||Assessing changes to bone and running style in first-time marathon runners|
|Elena||Caruthers||Plantaris||The Ohio State University||Graduate Student||Forward Dynamics Simulation of Stair Descent|
|Grant||Trewartha||Plantaris||University of Bath||Associate Professor||Application of Synergy Optimization method to tasks involving neck motions|
|Dario||Cazzola||Plantaris||University of Bath||Assistant Professor in Biomechanics||Application of Synergy Optimization method to tasks involving neck motions|
|Derya||Karabulut||Plantaris||Istanbul University||Master Student||Development and Validation of a Computational Musculoskeletal Model of the Cat Hind Limb|
|Bill||Thompson||Plantaris||NASA Glenn Research Center||Biomechanical Lead Engineer||Digital Astronaut Project|
|Christopher||Gallo||Plantaris||NASA Glenn Research Center||Mechanical Engineer||Biomechanical Modeling of Resistance Exercises on the Hybrid Ultimate Lifting Kit (HULK) Spaceflight Countermeasure Device|
|Aaron||Godfrey||Plantaris||ZIN Technologies, Inc. & NASA Glenn Research Center||Physicist||MPCV Exercise Volume Analysis|
|Kathleen||Jagodnik||Plantaris||NASA Glenn Research Center and Baylor College of Medicine||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Digital Astronaut Project|
|Luca||Modenese||Tibialis||University of Sheffield||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||An OpenSim framework to estimate human kinematics using Inertial Measurement Units|
|Luca||Tagliapietra||Tibialis||University of Padua||Graduate Student||An OpenSim framework to estimate human kinematics using Inertial Measurement Units|
|Niamh||Gill||Tibialis||University of Salford||Graduate Student||An Appropriately Complex Biomechanical Model of Running|
|Faris||Gulamali||Tibialis||Interlake High School||Student||Optimizing Ankle-Foot Orthosis Stiffness on Gait Biomechanics and Rehabilitation in a Post-Stroke Individual with Foot Drop through Computed Muscle Control Models in OpenSim|
|John||Rogers||Tibialis||United States Military Academy||Associate Professor||Metabolic Analysis of Ten Subjects Running at Four Speeds|
|Julie||Dillion||Tibialis||United States Military Academy||Metabolic Analysis of Ten Subjects Running at Four Speeds|
|Team Plantaris||Team Latissimus||Team Sartorius|
Useful Links and Literature
OpenSim: Open-Source Software to Create and Analyze Dynamic Simulations of Movement
Scott L. Delp, Frank C. Anderson, Allison S. Arnold, Peter Loan, Ayman Habib, Chand T. John, Eran Guendelman, and Darryl G. Thelen
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 54, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2007
Is My Model Good Enough? Best Practices for Verification and Validation of Musculoskeletal Models and Simulations of Movement
Jennifer L. Hicks, Thomas K. Uchida, Ajay Seth, Apoorva Rajagopal, Scott L. Delp
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Volume 137, Issue 2, 2015.