Dynamic control and simulation of human musculo-skeletal model

K. Tahara, Z. W. Luo, T. Odashima, M. Onishi, S. Hosoe, A. Kato

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In this paper, we propose a dynamic human motion simulator to clarify and obtain the natural movement as human carries out. This system consists of a 3D motion capturing system, which has 6 high-speed cameras, 8 force plates, 10 3-axis accelerometers and 32 EMG sensors. To reconstruct the human's complex movement in VR space, a dynamic simulation model of human muscle-skeletal body is constructed. This model has 100 segments of born and has totally 105 D.O.F. in whole body, and also 300 muscles are included in this model. These muscles have the properties of stiffness, damping and contractive force generation. This platform makes it possible for construct human dynamic motion control functions more precisely and is thus useful for biomimetic robots. By using the super-redundant human body model, we are studying the brain motor control functions through the dynamic simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventSICE Annual Conference 2004 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Aug 4 2004Aug 6 2004


OtherSICE Annual Conference 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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