April 27, 2014

OpenSim: Improving Treatments for Movement Disorders through Computer Simulations

Simbios is the NIHfunded center for PhysicsBased Simulation of Biological Structures. Simbios provides infrastructure software and training to help biomedical researchers understand biological form and function as they create novel drugs synthetic tissues medical devices and surgical interventions. Working with Dr. Scott Delp's biomechanics lab Simbios has developed the free software OpenSim which is now used by scientists around the world to model humans and animals and understand how they move. This video gives an introduction to the project and describes how orthopaedic surgeons use modeling to help plan surgery for children with cerebral palsy.

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