Development of a musculoskeletal model of the hind legs of the rat based on anatomical data and generation of locomotion based on kinematic data

Takahiro Kondo, Shinya Aoi, Dai Yanagihara, Sho Aoki, Hiroshi Yamaura, Naomichi Ogihara, Akira Ichikawa, Kazuo Tsuchiya

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Abstract

This study developed a musculoskeletal model of the hind legs of the rat. The skeletal model consists of planar seven rigid links that represent the trunk and the hind legs. The front legs are fixed on the trunk and slide on the ground without friction. The muscle model has seven principal muscles for each hind leg. The physical parameters of the musculoskeletal model were determined based on measured anatomical data. The computer simulation was performed to generate locomotion by the hind legs based on measured kinematic data. The simulation results were compared with measured EMG data during rat locomotion to verify the validity of the dynamic simulation with the constructed musculoskeletal model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2010, SICE 2010 - Final Program and Papers
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Pages2308-2310
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9784907764364
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

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Keywords

  • EMG
  • Locomotion
  • Musculoskeletal model
  • Rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Kondo, T., Aoi, S., Yanagihara, D., Aoki, S., Yamaura, H., Ogihara, N., Ichikawa, A., & Tsuchiya, K. (2010). Development of a musculoskeletal model of the hind legs of the rat based on anatomical data and generation of locomotion based on kinematic data. In Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2010, SICE 2010 - Final Program and Papers (pp. 2308-2310). [5602659] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference). Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE).