We present an open-source 3-D full-body musculoskeletal model with high-fidelity representations of the lower limb musculature of healthy young individuals that can be used to generate accurate simulations of gait. The model is implemented in the open-source software platform OpenSim.
The ability to change gait patterns in the presence of a slippery surface is essential for minimizing the risk of a slip and fall. By characterizing changes in lower-limb muscle activity and kinematics of the able-bodied population we can gain an initial estimate of how a prosthetic limb should behave on slippery surfaces to minimize the users risk of slipping.
Lower-extremity exoskeletons have been actively investigated in the past few decades intending to augment the locomotion performance of able-bodied users in terms of metabolic cost, load carrying capacity, fatigue, and muscle force generation. While development efforts have been extensive