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A Mathematical Model of the Knee Joint for Estimation of Forces and Torques During Standing-up

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)

Abstract

In this paper, the coordinate systems of segments of human were built up to describe the standing-up motion. Based on the coordinates, a mathematical model of knee joint was developed to estimate the forces and torques and contact forces between tibia and femur, muscle forces produced by five significant muscle groups and ligament forces involved into four ligaments of human lower extremity were taking into account. The results showed that the model is efficient to estimate the knee joint force and torques.

Keywords

Knee joint modeling Standing-up motion Joint force 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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