A Finite Element Model of Tactile Flow for Softness Perception

Battaglia, Edoardo ;   Bianchi, Matteo ;   D'Angelo, Maria Laura ;   D'Imperio, Mariapaola ;   Cannella, Ferdinando ;   Scilingo, Enzo Pasquale ;   Bicchi, Antonio

Tags Tactile displays and perceptionApplied tissue and organ models and motion analysis

Touch is an extremely dynamic sense. To take into account this aspect, it has been hypothesized that there are mechanisms in the brain that...

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Bipedal Spring-Damper-Mass Model Reproduces External Mechanical Power of Human Walking

Etenzi, Ettore ;   Monaco, Vito

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsMechanics of locomotion and balance

Previous authors have long investigated the behavior of different models of passive walkers with stiff or compliant limbs...

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Concurrent Multibody and Finite Element Analysis of the Lower-Limb during Amputee Running

Rigney, Stacey Mary ;   Simmons, Anne ;   Kark, Lauren

Tags Modeling and simulation in biomechanics : prostheticsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisMultiscale biomechanics

Carbon fiber Energy Storage and Return (ESAR) prostheses have been developed for use by lower-limb amputee athletes during high impact...

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Forward Dynamics Simulation of Human Figures on Assistive Devices using Geometric Skin Deformation Model

Yoshiyasu, Yusuke ;   Ayusawa, Ko ;   Yoshida, Eiichi ;   Matsumoto, Yoshio ;   Endo, Yui

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsAssistive and cognitive robotics in aided livingAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitation

We present a forward dynamics (FD) simulation technique for human figures when they are supported by assistive devices. By incorporating a...

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Optimizing Porous Lattice Structures for Orthopaedic Implants

Rodgers, Geoffrey W ;   Van Houten, Elijah ;   Bianco, Rohan ;   Besset, Romain ;   Woodfield, Tim

Tags Modeling and simulation in biomechanics: orthoticsApplied tissue and organ models and motion analysisModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Porous lattice structures are increasingly used for tissue and implant device design, and require precise structural characteristics such as...

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Upper Limb Strength Estimation of Physically Impaired Persons using a Musculoskeletal Model: A Sensitivity Analysis

Carmichael, Marc Garry ;   Liu, Dikai

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsOptimization in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Sensitivity of upper limb strength calculated from a musculoskeletal model was analyzed, with focus on how the sensitivity is affected when...

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