Modeling and Simulation of Upper Brachial Plexus Injury

Destarac Eguizabal, Marie André and Garcia Cena, Cecilia Elisabet and Saltaren Pazmiño, Roque Jacinto and Reyes Urbina, Mónica J. and López López, Javier and Espinoza Gómez, Ricardo (2015). Modeling and Simulation of Upper Brachial Plexus Injury. "Ieee Systems Journal" (n. 99); pp. 1-10. ISSN 1932-8184.


Title: Modeling and Simulation of Upper Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Destarac Eguizabal, Marie André
  • Garcia Cena, Cecilia Elisabet
  • Saltaren Pazmiño, Roque Jacinto
  • Reyes Urbina, Mónica J.
  • López López, Javier
  • Espinoza Gómez, Ricardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Ieee Systems Journal
Date: February 2015
Freetext Keywords: Animation, force, modeling, rehabilitation robotics, simulation.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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This article presents the first musculoskeletal model and simulation of upper plexus brachial injury. From this model is possible to analyse forces and movement ranges in order to develop a robotic exoskeleton to improve rehabilitation. The software that currently exists for musculoskeletal modeling is varied and most have advanced features for proper analysis and study of motion simulations. Whilst more powerful computer packages are usually expensive, there are other free and open source packages available which offer different tools to perform animations and simulations and which obtain forces and moments of inertia. Among them, Musculoskeletal Modeling Software was selected to construct a model of the upper limb, which has 7 degrees of freedom and 10 muscles. These muscles are important for two of the movements simulated in this article that are part of the post-surgery rehabilitation protocol. We performed different movement animations which are made using the inertial measurement unit to capture real data from movements made by a human being. We also performed the simulation of forces produced in elbow flexion-extension and arm abduction-adduction of a healthy subject and one with upper brachial plexus injury in a postoperative state to compare the force that is capable of being produced in both cases.

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Government of SpainDPI2009-08778UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Comunidad de MadridP2009/DPI-1559UnspecifiedUnspecifiedROBOCITY2030-II

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Deposited on: 01 Jun 2016 18:00
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