The AnyBody Managed Model Repository



The AnyBody Managed Model Repository(TM) (AMMR) is a unique open collection of human body parts represented as mechanical elements, and examples of how to model activities of daily living (ADL).

The AnyBody Managed Model Repository contains a generic human body model with an unprecedented level of detail, which can be configured to contain only certain body parts, scaled anthropometrically and by using available data from medical images.

All provided examples vary in their nature, underlying modeling methods and data, physiological mechanisms, research goals, and so on. Thus, the AnyBody Managed Model Repository provides a large range of modeling techniques and tricks that can be adopted by simple copying of a piece of code or an entire model.

Applications for various fields can be developed by looking at available models:

  • Ortopedics and rehabilitation
  • Automotive/Aerospace/Defense
  • Sports
  • Daily activities
  • Validation examples

Human Body Model

The generic body model is comprised of mechanical elements (rigid bodies, passive and active spring elements, mechanical joints, etc.) representing soft and hard tissues of the human body. Each body part is implemented through utilizing data from detailed cadaveric/anatomic studies ensuring high accuracy and anatomical fidelity of the models:

  • Twente Lower Extremity Model
  • Mayo Shoulder Aarm Model
  • Glasgow-Maastricht Foot Model
  • And many more

Examples in Orthopedics

Spine fixation

Spine Fixation Device model where rod rigidity governs posture of the human, and associated compressive/tensile forces in the rods

Total Hip Arthoplasty

Deep knee bend model with a Total Hip Replacement, where acetabular cup and stem geometries govern kinematics of the subject.

Sports Examples

Bike model

A model of a human cycling

Leg press analysis

Leg press machine model with conditional contact between human feet, back and the surfaces of the leg press.


A model of a push-up

Activities of Daily Living

Gait analysis

This model is based on a Motion Capture (MoCap) experiment, where human gait was recorded and the data from reflective markers and force-plates was utilized. This model can be a good start for any model requiring MoCap input.

Standing Model

This is the most basic model of a human, where the human posture is controlled by the user. It is possible to model any elementary motion of body parts by prescribing initial posture and velocities.

Examples for Automotive/Aerospace industries

Pedal Model

This model is a simple example how to simulate interaction of the human body parts with the functional elements of your product.

Seat analysis

This model demonstrates a simulation which could be used as a starting point to evaluate seating comfort or any other similar human-environment interaction mechanisms.

Validation studies

Digital Human Modeling

This set of models allows comparison between modeled intervertebral loads and intradiscal pressures measured in-vivo by Wilke et al. 1999. All computed intradiscal loads are normalized by the body weight and percentage as compared to the standing posture.

Mandible model

The mandible model for chewing and clenching that compares computed loads in the temporomandibular joint with in-vivo measurements.

Shoulder biomechanics

This is a simple arm abduction model to compute joint reaction forces to be able to compare with the in-vivo measurements from the OrthoLoad dataset.