Modeling Morphological Changes During Contraction of Muscle Fibres by Active Contours

@inproceedings{Klemencic1999ModelingMC,
  title={Modeling Morphological Changes During Contraction of Muscle Fibres by Active Contours},
  author={Ales Klemencic and Franjo Pernus and Stanislav Kovacic},
  booktitle={CAIP},
  year={1999}
}
An active contour model with expansion "balloon" forces was used as a tool to simulate the changes in shape and increase in cross-sectional area, which occur during the contraction of isolated muscle fiber. A polygon, imitating the boundaries of the relaxed muscle fiber cross-section, represented the initial position of the active contour model. This contour was then expanded in order to increase the cross-sectional area and at the same time intrinsic elastic properties smoothed the contour… CONTINUE READING