A critical examination of the maximum velocity of shortening used in simulation models of human movement.

@article{Domire2010ACE,
  title={A critical examination of the maximum velocity of shortening used in simulation models of human movement.},
  author={Zachary J. Domire and John Henry Challis},
  journal={Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={693-9}
}
The maximum velocity of shortening of a muscle is an important parameter in musculoskeletal models. The most commonly used values are derived from animal studies; however, these values are well above the values that have been reported for human muscle. The purpose of this study was to examine the sensitivity of simulations of maximum vertical jumping performance to the parameters describing the force-velocity properties of muscle. Simulations performed with parameters derived from animal… CONTINUE READING