Multibody computational biomechanical model of the upper body

Sarah R. Sullivan, Noshir A. Langrana, Sue Ann Sisto

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Abstract

In the United States alone, more than 10,000 spinal cord injuries (SCI) are reported each year. This population depends upon their upper limbs to provide a means of locomotion during completion of their activities of daily living. As a result of greater than normal usage of the upper limbs, proper propulsion mechanics are paramount in preventing injuries. Upper limb pain and pathology is common among manual wheelchair users due to the requirements placed on the arms for wheelchair locomotion. During the wheelchair rehabilitation process following an SCI, an individual is prescribed a wheelchair (WC). The use of a patient-specific computational biomechanical model of WC propulsion may help guide rehabilitation that may improve clinical instruction and patient performance. The overall goal of this study is to develop and refine a computational model that may aide in minimizing shoulder pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc. of the ASME Int. Des. Eng. Tech. Conf. and Comput. and Information in Engineering Conferences - DETC2005
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages1175-1180
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791847438, 9780791847435
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventDETC2005: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2005Sep 28 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - DETC2005
Volume6 B

Other

OtherDETC2005: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period9/24/059/28/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational modeling
  • Inverse dynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetics
  • Optimization
  • Shoulder

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