Product Presentations Library

The product presentations provides an overview of software releases and other software related videos. 

New features in the AnyBody Modeling System Version 7.3

(Morten Enemark Lund, Sr. R&D Engineer at AnyBody Technology, 06. October, 2020)

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Join us for a tour of the new AnyBody Modeling System 7.3 and new AnyBody Managed Model Repository. We will guide you through the exciting new features, which include: Vastly improved simulation speed and robustness due to a fast algorithm for muscle wrapping. A new model view system, which keeps the model view state between reloads and makes modeling easier. The Model repository also includes many new features and models which we will cover in the webcast. For example, improvements of the shoulder, and a new large-scale MoCap model of walking with 49 subjects and ~1000 trials.

New features in the AnyBody Modeling System 7.2

(Morten Enemark Lund, Sr. R&D Engineer, AnyBody Technology and Christine Dzialo, R&D Engineer, AnyBody Technology, 21. May, 2019)

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Join us for a tour of the new AnyBody Modeling System 7.2 and new AnyBody Managed Model Repository 2.2. We will guide you through the exciting new features, which include: New Plugins system, built-in Python 3.7, and many small improvements. The Model repository also includes many new features and models which we will cover in the webcast. For example, a new wrapping implementation of the deltoid muscle, a new graphical user interface for configuring body models, and new knee simulation and posture prediction example models

New AnyBody Modeling System: Tour and overview of version 7.1

(Morten Enemark Lund, R&D Engineer, AnyBody Technology, 12. December, 2017)

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Join us for the launch of version 7.1 of our musculoskeletal simulation software - the AnyBody Modeling System, and version 2.0 of the AnyBody Managed Model Repository. We will guide you through the exciting new features, which include: • New lower extremity model (TLEM2.1) • New framework for MoCap models (AnyMoCap) • New mandible model • New muscle calibration scheme • Numerous updates to body models and example applications

New AnyBody Modeling System: Tour and overview of version 7.0

(Morten Enemark Lund, AnyBody Technology, 29. June, 2017)

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In this webcast, we will give a tour of the brand-new user interface and show the new features. The new version has an entirely new look and feel; flexible window layouts enabling multi-screen support; a tabbed editor and much more. Other new features include: New replay options to freely replay your simulations using a slider; new AnyScript functions; and improvements to the C3D reader for gap filling MoCap trajectories. We encourage new and existing users to join our guided tour of the new user interface of the AnyBody Modeling System.

New AnyBody Modeling System: Tour and overview of version 6.1

(Morten Enemark Lund, AnyBody Technology, 14. March, 2017)

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In this webcast, Morten Enemark Lund, AnyBody R&D Engineer, will introduce some of the exciting new features and show examples of how you can use them to create State-of-the-Art musculoskeletal simulations. Many improvements to the AnyScript language have enabled a new framework for MoCap models, which is much easier to use. The improved BVH importer makes it simpler to simulate motion recorded with inertial MoCap systems and enjoy free motion capture outside the confines of your laboratory. Other new features include tools for advanced overdetermined kinematics and more realistic posture prediction as well as many visualization improvements.

How to batch process your AnyBody models

(Morten Enemark Lund, AnyBody Technology, 24. November, 2016)

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How can you automate your AnyBody simulation for batch processing? How do you integrate the results from AnyBody with other applications? In this webcast, we will introduce you to the AnyBody console application and its macro commands. You will learn how to use the Python programming language to batch process many models and plot the results easily. Finally, you will see a real world example of batch processing a musculoskeletal model on a Mocap dataset with hundreds of patients and thousands of trials collected as part of the LifeLongJoints project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under Grant Agreement no. GA-310477 (The LifeLongJoints project, www.lifelongjoints.eu). No experience with the Python programming language is required for attending the webcast.

Musculoskeletal modelling from scratch: Concepts made easy

(Ananth Gopalakrishnan, PhD, AnyBody Technology, 15. September, 2016)

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Seemingly unrelated musculoskeletal modelling solutions often share a set of core concepts, which become evident through gradual experience. Our presenter for this webcast has also journeyed along this rocky learning curve. Ananth will show you a live demo of how a simple, one-segment model is built from scratch, while explaining the underlying modeling concepts. He will go on to show you how a complex human model can be made to interact with this segment, using the same basic concepts, resulting in simulations of cranking motions. It will conclude with how these concepts can be extended to simulate motion in different environments. New users of the AnyBody Modeling System, would find this webcast useful for getting started.

Personalize your musculoskeletal models based on medical image data

(Pavel Galibarov, AnyBody Technology, 20. April, 2016)

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Musculoskeletal modeling provides a great value for a product design process by quantifying otherwise immeasurable human response, such as muscle, joint reaction forces, internal bone motion, etc., to physical activity, and environment, i.e. a product. This output can be used to improve a product targeting human performance or function by minimizing internal body load, fatigue, energy expenditure, and so on. However, typically such responses will be specific to a human subjected to a virtual experimentation process, e.g. a musculoskeletal model. And, thus, achieving a higher level of subject-specific precision will require incorporation of the subject-specificity into the virtual experimentation process. In this webcast AnyBody Technology will demonstrate and explain current procedures used to personalize a musculoskeletal model. Several different scenarios of model individualization will be covered such as: a) using a single bone geometry from a CT scan, b) using a partial bone, and c) using a combination of motion capture data and a geometry from a full-bone CT scan.

Validation of a new AnyBody mandible model

(Associate professor Michael Skipper Andersen, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University, 04. February, 2016)

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In this webcast, we will present our recently developed detailed musculoskeletal model of the mandible. To model the temporomandibular joint, we investigated two different approaches: 1) a previously published point-on-plane model and 2) a Force-dependent Kinematics (FDK) model that take into account the detailed joint surface and the properties of the surrounding ligaments. To evaluate the accuracy of the models, a custom brace was manufactured to enable measurements of the detailed joint kinematics to validate the model predictions.

Ground reaction force prediction with the AnyBody Modeling System

(Assoc. Prof. Michael Skipper Andersen and Sebastian Skals, M.Sc., Aalborg University, 06. October, 2015)

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This webcast will show how to implement ground reaction force prediction for models in the AnyBody Modeling System. The webcast will have both hands-on examples as well as results from validating the approach against measured ground reaction forces in different sports related activities. This work received funding from the Sapere Aude program of the Danish Council for Independent Research under grant no. DFF-4184-00018 to M. S. Andersen and from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under the LifeLongJoints Project, Grant Agreement no. GA-310477 to M. Jung and M. Damsgaard (The LifeLongJoints project, www.lifelongjoints.eu).

Automate your AnyBody simulations, or how to run AnyBody from python

(Morten Enemark Lund, AnyBody Technology, 30. June, 2015)

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The webcast will show how you can automate your AnyBody simulations to do batch processing or run parameter studies. Firstly, we will introduce the AnyBodyConsole application and it's macro commands. Secondly, we will show how to use the AnyBody from python to run many simulations in parallel and to extract and plot the results. No experience with the Python programming language is required for attending the webcast.

The new release of the AnyBody Modeling System. Version 6.0

(Michael Damsgaard, 15. July, 2013)

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A short introduction to the most important new features in the AnyBody Modeling System (AMS), v.6.0, and the included version 1.6 of the AnyBody Managed Model Respository (AMMR).

Orthopedic AnyBody Applications for the Spine

(Tony Petrella, 07. November, 2012)

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Many AnyBody users are using musculoskeletal modeling to gain insight and solve spine related problems. This webinar will give you an overview of this body of work and discuss some of the results.

The new SolidWorks2AnyBody translator add-in

(Moonki Jung, 17. October, 2012)

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This webcast demonstrates SolidWorks2AnyBody. A new powerful SolidWorks add-in application to translate your CAD models into The AnyBody Modeling System.

The New Release of the AnyBody Modeling System, version 5.2

(Amir A. Al-Munajjed, 28. June, 2012)

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This webcast will highlight the new features of the latest AnyBody release utilizing model examples from product design optimization, ergonomic analysis, creating physiological finite element loads, and pre-op orthopedic surgery planning.

AnyGait: A powerful gait lab application to process motion capture trials

(Amir A. Al-Munajjed, 31. May, 2012)

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This webinar will walk you through AnyGait, a gait analysis application targeting users who have a need for repetitive processing of trial data. Running inside the AnyBody Modeling System AnyGait uses motion capture including ground reaction forces as input in the form of C3D files. AnyGait is pre-setup with a specific marker protocol, however, a number of standard setups are available for use with different MoCap systems such as Vicon, Qualysis, and SIMI, and the system can easily be customized to other protocols. AnyGait exports the most important results in a condensed and easy-to-read form. Currently, this standard output contains joint angles of ankle, knee, and hip, joint reaction forces of ankle, knee, and hip, and muscle activity of major muscle branches, but it is customizable to meet the needs and requirements of a given laboratory, application, and patient group.

Modeling and analysis of non-conforming joints in AnyBody II

(John Rasmussen, 29. September, 2011)

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In this webcast we continue the September 8 presentation of non-conforming joint modeling. This presentation primarily takes the form of a bottom-up demo session of how the new facilities are actually used in a modeling process. We use simple examples to demonstrate the definition of contact conditions and force-dependent kinematics analyses.

Modeling and analysis of non-conforming joints in AnyBody I

(John Rasmussen, 8. September, 2011)

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In this webcast we take a top-down look at what can be accomplished with the new capabilities for modeling and analysis of non-conforming joints. One of the inventors of the AnyBody Modeling System, Prof. John Rasmussen, will demonstrate the new features using the example of a knee prosthesis. We will be looking into force-dependent kinematics, which allows the system to determine local deformations in joints caused by the combination of external forces, muscle forces and reactions from ligaments and other passive structures. We also review the new surface contact measures in the AnyBody Modeling System. Together, these facilities provide exciting new possibilities for analysis of the mechanics of complex joints, such as knees, shoulders, mandibular joints and spinal disks. Notice there will be a follow-up event to this webcast on Sep. 29.

Preview of The AnyBody Modeling System version 5.1

(Michael Damsgaard, 22. June, 2011)

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In this presentation we will be taking a look at the upcoming AnyBody Modeling System version 5.1 which is planned for release in August. One of the key new features is for analysis of non-conforming joints using the Force-Dependent Kinematics solver in combination with a surface contact model. But we also take a look at other new features of the AMS and the work we are doing on the modeling side.

Analyzing non-conforming anatomical and prosthetic joints in the AnyBody Modeling System

(Michael Skipper Andersen, 5. April, 2011)

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Most musculoskeletal models presume idealized joints, such as a revolute joint for the knee and a spherical joint for the hips. However, several anatomical and prosthetic joints are non-conforming to such an extent that the forces significantly influence the detailed joint kinematics and the joint-s internal force equilibrium. This is the case for joints such as spinal disks, knees and many shoulders. For instance, in the knee, the internal motions are governed by a complex interaction between the muscle actions, cartilage contact mechanics, ligament forces and soft tissue deformations. Capturing all these effects in a realistic model using only kinematic constraints is very difficult, if not impossible. In this webcast, we demonstrate a novel method called Force-dependent Kinematics (FDK) implemented in the AnyBody Modeling System version 5.0. This method allows motions in user-defined degree-of-freedom to be resolved through force equilibrium, rather than by kinematic constraints, while still enabling computation of the muscle and reaction forces. We take a hands-on approach and perform a live demonstration of how to use FDK for model development.

Streamlining gait analysis with the AnyBody Modeling System v.5

(Soeren Toerholm, 26. January, 2011)

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This webcast demonstrates a gait analysis workflow including definition of marker protocol, import of motion data, optimized individualization of the model, and musculoskeletal analysis in the new AnyBody Modeling System version 5. A few sample results of the analysis will wrap up the live demo. In addition, the full scope of results available from musculoskeletal analysis is described using an overview of the underlying state-of-the art anatomical model and the experimental validation supporting it.

Modeling techniques in AnyBody

(John Rasmussen, 28. October, 2010)

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Nothing describes software better than watching it being used. In this webcast, one of the inventors of the AnyBody Modeling System, Prof. John Rasmussen, demonstrates the interactive modeling techniques on the system by live development of a model. The webcast is a great introduction for new or prospective users, and even if you are an experienced AnyBuddy, chances are that you will see a useful trick or two that you did not know about.

New features in version 4.2 of the AnyBody Modeling System

(Soeren Toerholm, 2. June, 2010)

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The AnyBody Modeling System version 4.2 and the associated version 1.2 of the model repository have just been released. They contain important and long-awaited improvements of capabilities and models. This presentation introduces the most important updated features, and a few of the features of special interest are demonstrated, namely: New functionality to view and work with C3D files for motion analysis. New facilities for viewing the model. Easier editing and setting of model parameters. How to add weights on soft kinematic constraints to handle occluded markers from motion capture data. How to model pathological co-contraction of muscles by adding auxiliary constraints in the muscle recruitment.

AnyGait: Getting quickly from mocap to individualized musculoskeletal analysis

(John Rasmussen, 15. December, 2009)

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This event will follow up on the previous webcast on motion capture data in the AnyBody Modeling System by demonstrating the use of two novel models that make import of motion data from a typical gait lab and individualization of the model to the test subject in question a matter of a few minutes.

New in Version 4.1 - Easy use of Motion Capture Data

(John Rasmussen, 3. December, 2009)

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Version 4.1 of the AnyBody Modeling System contains ground-breaking new technology for handling redundant kinematic constraints. This simplifies the driving of models by motion capture data significantly and improves accuracy. This webcast demonstrates how C3D data is imported and attached to the model and how we can take advantage of their richness to identify unknown parameters in the model.

Features of muscle recruitment algorithms

(John Rasmussen, 25. June, 2009)

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Recruitment in redundant muscle systems is an issue that tends to spark heated discussions between biomechanists. In this webcast we review the fundamental features of different algorithms for muscle recruitment. We look at the different opportunities for defining the optimization problem and show how they lead to qualitatively different solutions to the problem. We also introduce the new muscle recruitment algorithms in the AnyBody Modeling System ver. 4.0 and show how the user can control the problem definition.

Seated Human Model Validation

(Christian Gammelgaard Olesen, 19. May, 2009)

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The seated model available in the AnyBody repository calculates reaction forces between the human body and the chair. The model can be used for various applications, e.g. design of wheelchairs, office chairs, and automotive chairs. To be sure that a model give the right output, it has to be validated. In order to validate the seated AnyBody model an instrumented chair was built and experiments were carried out. The experiments included different seated postures, varying seat and backrest angle, and foot and backrest height. The experimental postures were modeled and the results were compared.

AnyBody Model Library updates

(Soeren Toerholm, 22. April, 2009)

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This webcast gives an overview of the new, updated AnyScript Model Repository, which offers enhanced user friendliness. We will explain the structuring of the models, the available body parts, and the different sample applications. The new model structure which is supported by new AnyScript language features makes it much easier to create and maintain any updated body part and muscle configuration combinations which the user may want to define.

Anthropometrical Scaling of Musculoskeletal Models

(John Rasmussen, 19. March, 2009)

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This webcast presents ongoing work on reliable scaling of models to represent individual subjects or percentiles of the population. The scaling is in terms of body dimensions as well as strength, and new results and features are presented in terms of scaling to bony landmarks and scaling based on motion capture data.

The AnyBody Repository, version 7

(Soeren Toerholm, PhD, 25. June, 2008)

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This webcast gives an overview of the AnyScript Model Repository version 7. It explains the structure of the models, the available body parts, and the different sample applications. In terms of new body parts the repository contains a new neck model.

Online Modeling Demo

(Dr. Soeren Toerholm, 30. May, 2007)

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This webcast is an online demonstration of the construction of a model turning a hand wheel based on the existing model library. We grab the existing standing model from the repository, define the hand wheel, hook the human model up with the wheel, and modify the kinematic constraints of the model such that the hand movement is given by the kinematics of the wheel.

Validation of the AnyBody version of the Dutch Shoulder Model by the in-vivo measurement of GH contact forces by Bergmann et al.

(Prof. John Rasmussen, 26. April, 2007)

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Bergmann et al recently published the first results of in-vivo measurement of gleno-humeral contact forces using an instrumented shoulder implant. In this presentation we compare the data of Bergmann et al. with results from AnyBody. We specifically look at the contact forces during abduction and their dependency on choice of muscle recruitment criterion.

Kinematic Analysis of Over-determinate Systems

(Michael Skipper Andersen, 22. February, 2007)

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When it is desired to drive a musculo-skeletal model from measured marker trajectories from a motion capture experiment, it is very often the case that the resulting set of kinematic equations is over-determinate and the solution set is empty. To accommodate this problem, some compromise has to be made, i.e. either by excluding some of the measured markers from consideration or allowing some of the equations to be violated. In this webcast, we will demonstrate a general method for handling over-determinate mechanical systems. The presented formalism includes forward- and inverse- kinematics as special cases and also allows for analysis of both open and closed kinematic chains.

The Seated Human Project

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 20. November, 2006)

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The AnyBody Research Project has developed a detailed model of a seated human in cooperation with the furniture industry. This model is available in the public domain repository. The model allows us to investigate the classical discussions in seating ergonomics: Seat inclination, fabric friction, lumbar support, backrest height, etc. This webcast presents the model and reviews some of the more interesting results.

Validation of musculoskeletal models

(Dr. Mark de Zee, 4. October, 2006)

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Musculoskeletal simulation predicts muscle forces, and muscle forces are (almost) impossible to measure directly. So how to validate models? This webcast introduces a couple of workarounds that will allow you to verify the accuracy of your models.

Gait Modeling

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 31. August, 2006)

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Gait analysis is one of the most important and well-established clinical applications of biomechanics. With a musculoskeletal model you can look under the skin of the patient and obtains estimates of joint and muscle forces. The questions are: how is it done, and to which extent can we rely on the results? This webcast will attempt to answer those questions.

Kinematics

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 14. June, 2006)

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This webcast explains some of the more advanced kinematics features in AnyBody.

The AnyBody Modeling System: News in Version 2

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 18. May, 2006)

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This webcast highlights the new facilities in version 2 of The AnyBody Modeling System. The major news of version 6 of the AnyScript Model Repository is also covered.

Anthropometric Scaling of Musculoskeletal Models

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 9. May, 2006)

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This webcast explains in detail and with a live demonstration the various options available for body model scaling in AnyBody.

The AnyBody Model Repository

(Dr. Soeren Toerholm Christensen, 4. April, 2006)

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This webcast gives an overview of the AnyScript Model Repository version 6. It explains the structure of the models, the available body parts, and the different sample applications. Furthermore, examples of friction modeling, conditional contact, and anthropometric scaling are briefly presented.

Muscle Modeling

(Dr. John Rasmussen, 6. March, 2006)

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This webcast presents the different muscles models available in the AnyBody modeling system. This includes Hill-type strength models. Furthermore, the muscle wrapping model (for bony surfaces) is briefly presented, and finally, the muscle recruitment optimization problem is discussed. (The webcast is available for playback.)