Individual muscle contributions to the swing phase of gait: an EMG-based forward dynamics modelling approach

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Title Individual muscle contributions to the swing phase of gait: an EMG-based forward dynamics modelling approach
Author Barrett, Rod; Besier, Thor F.; Lloyd, David Gavin
Journal Name Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science BV
Abstract Muscle activation patterns and kinematic conditions at the beginning of the swing phase of gait were used as input to a forward dynamics simulation of the swing leg. A neuromusculoskeletal model was used to account for the non-linearity between muscle excitation and muscle force outputs. Following model tuning a close agreement between simulated and measured swing phase kinematics was obtained. Simulation results suggest that swing leg muscles play an important role in controlling the motion of the swing leg during walking, and that the effect of individual muscles is not necessarily restricted to the joints they span or their basic anatomical classifications.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2007.07.005
Volume 15
Page from 1146
Page to 1155
ISSN 1569-190X
Date Accessioned 2007-07-11
Date Available 2015-05-11T00:47:59Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Musculoskeletal Research; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Biomechanics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/15631
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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