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A Comprehensive Methodology to Visualize Articulations for the Physiological Human

Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Schmid, J. and Assassi, L. and and P. Volino


Abstract: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for the largest fraction of temporary and permanent disabilities. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common MSDs which is characterized by a degeneration of articular cartilages. Understanding and preventing OA are of paramount importance in our aging yet very active society, and in this context, computer-assisted models of articulations are highly demanded by biomechanical and medical communities. To investigate the causes of some idiopathic OA, we have devised a unique comprehensive methodology to simulate musculoskeletal models of human articulations. Built from a rich variety of acquisition modalities (MRI, Motion capture, Body scanning, etc.) and innovative research, these models are fully subject-specific and account for anatomy, motion and biomechanical behavior of the articulations. This paper presents a complete overview of the methodology with medical validation and clinical case studies.


@inproceedings{557,
  booktitle = {Cyberworlds},
  author = {Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Schmid, J. and Assassi, L. and and P. Volino},
  title = {A Comprehensive Methodology to Visualize Articulations for the Physiological Human},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  month = oct,
  year = {2010},
  topic = {Medical}
}