[Opensim-announcement] Apply for the Next Virtual Workshop and More OpenSim News

Jennifer Hicks jenhicks at stanford.edu
Thu Sep 1 06:51:37 PDT 2016

*Apply for the Next Virtual Workshop for Advanced OpenSim Users*
*October 24 -28, 2016*
Building on the success of our first virtual workshop this spring, we are
pleased to announce the next event to take place over the course of one
week in October. The goal of the workshop is to accelerate the research
projects of OpenSim community members. Participants will work on their
projects, with support and advice from the Stanford University OpenSim team
and each other. The event will span one week, including two video
conference meetings, along with daily chat forum support. It is expected
that participants have already begun to use OpenSim for their project.
Teams of applicants are highly encouraged. Learn more and apply

*New Discrete Model of the Knee Enables Cosimulation*
Anne Schmitz and colleagues have developed and validated a discrete model
of the knee that includes both ligaments and cartilage contact. This
enables it to be used in cosimulation experiments, coupling musculoskeletal
dynamics with soft tissue mechanics. The article “Development of an
Open-Source, Discrete Element Knee Model
<http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7501488/?arnumber=7501488>” in *IEEE
Transactions on Biomedical Engineering* describes the model and its
validation against cadaveric data. The model is freely available for
download at https://simtk.org/projects/kneemodel. A co-simulation framework
for the knee is also available at https://simtk.org/projects/uwcosim.

*Openings at Oregon State University’s Robotics and Human Control Systems
OpenSim Fellow Ravi Balasubramanian at Oregon State University has openings
for graduate students and postdocs to work on projects to augment or
restore human function in manipulation and locomotion tasks by designing
implantable mechanisms. Learn more

*Course on Open-Source Tools for Computational Biomechanics*

*Thursday, September 15, 2016MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA*
This course introduces participants to three open-source tools:  GIBBON for
image segmentation; FEBio for finite element analysis; and OpenSim for
musculoskeletal modeling and simulation. The OpenSim portion will include a
discussion of using OpenSim for predictive simulation and muscle activity
estimation, and a survey of research studies integrating OpenSim with
finite element modeling. Participants will also have the opportunity to
work hands on with each software package. Learn more and register

*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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