Modeling of the muscle/tendon excursions in an index finger using the comercial software Anybody.
Wu-JZ; An-KN; Cutlip-RG; Dong-RG
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 22-25, 2007, Palo Alto, California. Rochester, MN: American Society of Biomechanics, 2007 Aug; :87
Biomechanical models of the hand and fingers are essential tools to explore the mechanical loading in the musculoskeletal system, which cannot be easily measured in vivo. There are multiple biomechanical models of the hand and fingers simulating different problems (e.g., Sancho-Bru et al., 2003; Brook et al., 1995). However, all these previous models are formulated analytically/numerically and are not suitable for bioengineers and scientists to deal with practical problems. The goal of our study was to develop a universal biomechanical model of the hand, which includes the factors in physiological conditions. Specifically, we develop a kinematical finger model on the platform of the commercial software Anybody (version 2.0, Anybody Technology, Aalborg, Denmark) that includes the real micro-CT-scans of the bony sections and realistic tendon/muscle attachments on the bones. The model predictions on muscle excursions in an index finger are compared with published experimental data.
Biomechanics; Occupational-health; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Repetitive-work; Biomechanical-modeling; Models
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 22-25, 2007, Palo Alto, California