Presentation Title

Survey of neuromusculoskeletal models to inform wearable sensor based joint reaction estimates

Abstract

Neuromusculoskeletal models are used to define the relative location of bones and muscles surrounding joints. I conducted a survey to define models describing activation to measure the contractile properties of human motor units with an input EMG signal. The purpose of this survey was to see which models are used most often and their physiological origin. The goal of this project is to investigate how our lab could replace marker technology with wearable sensors. This information can provide direction for which models should be used based on their origin. The activation model from Milner-Brown 1973a is the most justified because it is supported by physiological evidence, then He 1991, which is supported by literature. Zajac 1989 is the least justified because it is based on an unpublished analysis. Milner-Brown ‘73 was published almost fifty years ago, and I believe that with the current advancements of technology, there is more continuous research to be done.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Ryan McGinnis

Graduate Student Mentors

Reed Gurchiek

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Biomedical Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Survey of neuromusculoskeletal models to inform wearable sensor based joint reaction estimates

Neuromusculoskeletal models are used to define the relative location of bones and muscles surrounding joints. I conducted a survey to define models describing activation to measure the contractile properties of human motor units with an input EMG signal. The purpose of this survey was to see which models are used most often and their physiological origin. The goal of this project is to investigate how our lab could replace marker technology with wearable sensors. This information can provide direction for which models should be used based on their origin. The activation model from Milner-Brown 1973a is the most justified because it is supported by physiological evidence, then He 1991, which is supported by literature. Zajac 1989 is the least justified because it is based on an unpublished analysis. Milner-Brown ‘73 was published almost fifty years ago, and I believe that with the current advancements of technology, there is more continuous research to be done.