New Publication: “Change the direction: 3D optimal control simulation by directly tracking marker and ground reaction force data”

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Exciting news! Our new paper has been published today in @PeerJ: Our research explores the use of optimal control simulations in musculoskeletal models to reconstruct change of direction motions without prior knowledge of the motion path. Optimal control simulation of a human model is an alternative to inverse methods (red skeleton) for estimating various biomechanical variables from a measured motion. The simulation results in mutually and dynamically consistent kinematics and kinetics. Our results show that tracking marker data (green skeleton) directly in the simulation leads to improved marker accuracy compared to the tracking of joint coordinates (orange skeleton). Further development with other sensor types and sparse sensor data is ongoing.

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