[Opensim-announcement] Mobilize Center, Beta Testing for OpenSim 4.2, and more

Joy P. Ku joyku at stanford.edu
Wed Dec 9 10:58:38 PST 2020

Mobilize Center to Serve as an NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Center and Continue Development of OpenSim Software
We are pleased to announce that the Mobilize Center, led by Scott Delp, has been awarded a Biomedical Technology Resource Center (BTRC) grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). As a BTRC, the Center will provide tools and training to help researchers utilize wearable sensors, video, medical images, and other data sources to quantify movement biomechanics, extract insights about conditions that reduce mobility, and advance precision rehabilitation. This includes development of OpenSense, software for wearable-based biomechanics which has been integrated into OpenSim 4.1, and continued development of OpenSim and OpenSim Moco to support biomechanical modeling for these new applications. Learn more<https://mobilize.stanford.edu/>

Sign up to be a Beta Tester
We are ramping up for the release of OpenSim 4.2, which will include a tool in the OpenSim Mac and Windows application (GUI) to perform inverse kinematics with inertial measurement units (IMU) orientation data, improved integration with Moco, and more. Sign up to be a beta tester<https://lists.simtk.org/mailman/listinfo/opensim-testers> and get early access to these new features.

New Approach for Estimating Muscle Forces and Activations Using Synergies
Mohammad Shourijeh and B.J. Fregly from Rice University have developed a novel approach called Synergy Optimization (SynO), which estimates muscle forces and activations in a way that may reduce indeterminacy and improve physiological co-activation compared with static optimization. It uses synergy activations and their associated synergy vectors as design variables within the optimization framework. Read the paper<https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Muscle-Synergies-Modify-Optimization-Estimates-of-Shourijeh/68f53c249fc463e7efa424983e6110e62facedd9> | Download the simulation scripts and experimental data<https://simtk.org/projects/syno>

Postdoc/Project Scientist Openings for Individuals with Expertise in Computational Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
The Institute for Engineering in Medicine at UC San Diego is recruiting for one or more post-doctoral scholars or project scientists with expertise in computational biomechanics and mechanobiology to develop integrative multi-scale models of tissues. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team with expertise in experimental and computational biomechanics and mechanobiology, systems biology, tissue engineering and physiology. Strong communication and organizational skills, expertise in software development and numerical methods, and familiarity with major open-source software tools in the field such as OpenSim and FEBio are preferred. Learn more and apply<https://simtk.org/opportunities.php#job1>

Joy P. Ku, PhD
Project Manager | SimTK<https://simtk.org/>
Director of Communications and Engagement | Mobilize Center<https://mobilize.stanford.edu/>
Director of Promotions and Didactic Interactions | Restore Center<https://restore.stanford.edu/>
Director of Communications and Training | NCSRR<https://opensim.stanford.edu/>
Stanford University
650.736.8434 | joyku at stanford.edu

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