Fibre operating lengths of human lower limb muscles during walking

@article{Arnold2011FibreOL,
  title={Fibre operating lengths of human lower limb muscles during walking},
  author={Edith M. Arnold and Scott L. Delp},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={366},
  pages={1530 - 1539}
}
  • E. Arnold, S. Delp
  • Published 27 May 2011
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Muscles actuate movement by generating forces. The forces generated by muscles are highly dependent on their fibre lengths, yet it is difficult to measure the lengths over which muscle fibres operate during movement. We combined experimental measurements of joint angles and muscle activation patterns during walking with a musculoskeletal model that captures the relationships between muscle fibre lengths, joint angles and muscle activations for muscles of the lower limb. We used this… Expand
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