O 037 – Estimating musculotendon forces in children with cerebral palsy: The importance of the use of electromyography in neuromusculoskeletal modelling

K. Veerkamp, W. Schallig, J. Harlaar, C. Pizzolato, C. P. Carty, D.G. Lloyd, M.M. van der Krogt

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Abstract

Computational modelling of the neuromusculoskeletal system (NMSS) can potentially provide detailed insight into muscle function to optimize treatment planning and evaluation in cerebral palsy (CP). Commonly, static optimization is used to solve the redundancy problem in estimating muscle forces, assuming, for example, minimization of the muscle activation squared. However, since the primary problem in children with CP is an aberrant motor control [1], it is questionable if using this criterion is applicable in this clinical population. Electromyography (EMG) might be used to further inform optimization procedures and improve model performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-77
JournalGait and Posture
Volume65
Issue numberSupplement 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2018). - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 Sep 201829 Sep 2018
http://www.esmac2018.org/

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