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This paper reviews the simulation software the AnyBody Modeling System, which was originally developed by the authors. AnyBody is capable of analyzing the musculoskeletal system of humans or other creatures as rigid-body systems. The paper introduces the main features of the system; in particular, the inverse dynamic analysis that resolves the fundamental(More)
1. Abstract This paper describes the efforts of an interdisciplinary research team to design a generally applicable system for ergonomic optimization with respect to the physiological properties of the human body and the body’s interaction with the product. The articulation of biological principles in the form of optimization criteria, their implementation(More)
Today neuromuscular simulations are used in several fields, such as diagnostics and planing of surgery, to get a deeper understanding of the musculoskeletal system. During the last year, new models and datasets have been presented which can provide us with more in-depth simulations and results. The same kind of development has occurred in the field of(More)
The AnyBody project is an initiative to enhance our understanding of the mechanics of the human body. This is accomplished by development of a software system for detailed multibody biomechanics modelling, the so-called AnyBody system. The special features of this system enable analysis of body models that are very complex in terms of number of muscles and(More)
METHODS In this article, we investigated the effect of the table height on muscle activation levels during a meat cutting task. Preliminary results are provided from a single pilot recording (Age: 39 yrs; Body Mass: 72 kg; Height: 1.86 m). The subject was standing in front of a table and performing 10 cutting task cycles in the designed directions at three(More)
Ground reaction forces and moments (GRF&M) are important measures used as input in biomechanical analysis to estimate joint kinetics, which often are used to infer information for many musculoskeletal diseases. Their assessment is conventionally achieved using laboratory-based equipment that cannot be applied in daily life monitoring. In this study, we(More)
1. Abstract This paper describes the optimization of a bicycle crank mechanism equipped with springs. The purpose of the springs is to cause an even torque development over the crank cycle by elimination of the so-called dead centers of the cycle. The technology behind the optimization, musculoskeletal modeling, is described in some detail before the actual(More)
Repetitive arm movement and force exertion are common in meat cutting tasks and often lead to musculosketal disorders. In this study, the effects of the workbench height and the cutting direction on the levels of muscular activation of the upper extremity during meat cutting tasks were investigated. Seven subjects performed 4 trials of 20s each at the 4(More)
  • Morten Enemark, Ilias Theodorakos, +9 authors Uwe G. Kerstinga
  • 2017
Knee and hip alignment and knee moments during landing are considered risk factors for knee injuries while ankle bracing has been demonstrated to alter landing kinematics and kinetics at these joints. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a semi-rigid ankle brace has an effect on knee and hip kinematics and kinetics during landing on uneven(More)