BoB – Biomechanics in MATLAB

James Shippen, Barbara May

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Biomechanics is a maturing discipline with numeric analysis of kinematic and kinetic data becoming widespread within academic research institutions and commercial organisations. Many engineers and scientists engaged in biomechanical analysis already routinely use MATLAB as it provides an environment that is productive for a broad range of analysis, facilitates rapid code development and provides sophisticated graphical output. Therefore, a biomechanical package which is based within the MATLAB environment will be familiar to many analysts and will inherit much of the analysis capabilities of MATLAB. This paper describes BoB (Biomechanics of Bodies) which is a biomechanical analysis package written in MATLAB M-code, capable of performing inverse dynamics analysis, using optimization methods to solve for muscle force distribution and produces sophisticated graphical image and video output.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th International Conference BIOMDLORE 2016 - Druskininkai, Lithuania
Duration: 20 Oct 201622 Oct 2016
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International Conference BIOMDLORE 2016
Abbreviated titleBIOMDLORE 2016
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  • BoB – Biomechanics in MATLAB

    Shippen, J. & May, B., 1 Oct 2016, Proceedings of 11th International Conference BIOMDLORE 2016. Lithuania: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, p. 11-13 3 p.

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