[Opensim-announcement] Webinar on Synergies, OpenSim Survey, Visiting Scholar Program, and New Tools and Models

Announcements of the availability of OpenSim updates and resources opensim-announcement at simtk.org
Thu Jan 14 15:16:19 PST 2016

Happy New Year from the OpenSim team! There are many opportunities to
participate in the OpenSim project and several new resources for the
community, as described below. Please forward these announcements to any of
your colleagues or students who may be interested.

*Participate in Our Next Webinar: Synergy-Based Control in OpenSim*

*Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time*Kat Steele
(University of Washington) will describe synergy-based control theory for
human movement and how it can be evaluated within OpenSim. Dr. Steele will
discuss her OpenSim plug-in that lets users couple the activation of
multiple muscles in weighted groups through static optimization. Read more
and register.

*Provide Your Feedback to Improve the OpenSim Project*
We've created a short survey to get your feedback on how to improve the
OpenSim software and training resources and enhance our community. Your
input will help shape the OpenSim project going forward. If you complete
the survey by February 5, you will also have the chance to win one of three
$50 Amazon Gift Cards. Complete the Survey

*Apply to the NCSRR/OpenSim Visiting Scholars Program*
*Summer 2016 at Stanford University*

*Applications are due on February 5, 2016*The National Center for
Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) is now accepting applications
for the 2016 Visiting Scholars Program. The program is a unique experience
that fosters expertise and collaborations in biomechanical simulations for
rehabilitation research. Up to four individuals will be chosen to visit the
NCSRR at Stanford University for a 5-week period during the summer of
2016. Read
more and learn how to apply

*Toolbox for Processing Motion Capture Data Shared by University of Padova
Alice Mantoan, Monica Reggiani, and colleagues recently published
"MOtoNMS: A MATLAB toolbox to process motion data for neuromusculoskeletal
modeling and simulation" in Source Code for Biology and Medicine. MOtoNMS
processes experimental data from C3D files of different motion analysis
devices and produces input data for OpenSim (.trc and .mot files). You can
find their paper, along with the MATLAB code, test data, and a user guide,
on their Simtk.org project page <https://simtk.org/home/motonms>.

*New Model of the Shoulder Joint Complex Available for Download*
Ajay Seth (Stanford University), Ricardo Matias (University of Lisbon), and
colleagues have developed and validated a newly published model of the
scapulothoracic joint. The publication
in PLOS One, "A biomechanical model of the scapulothoracic joint to
accurately capture scapular kinematics during shoulder movements,"
describes the model. They provide the OpenSim model, software (plugin), and
data on their Simtk.org project page

*Jennifer Hicks, Ph.D.*
Director of Data Science | Mobilize Center <http://mobilize.stanford.edu>
Associate Director | NCSRR
R&D Manager | OpenSim <http://opensim.stanford.edu/>
Stanford University
650-498-4403 | jenhicks at stanford.edu
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