Modeling and experimental verification of muscle-tendon paths for interactive, 3-dimensional computer simulation of the extremities

William L. Buford, Clark R. Andersen, Karin S. Elder, Rita Patterson, Munir Shah, F. Marty Ivey, Steven F. Viegas

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Verification of muscle-tendon path models developed for a three-dimensional simulation of the extremities was presented. The simulation predicted a reduction in moment arm for the released extensor pollicis longus (EPL) to 25%, 50%, and 75% of the normal EPL at full adduction, mid-range and full abduction respectively. The experimental moment arms exhibited less bowstringing in adduction motion than that of the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20011 Jul 2001


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