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Predictive Simulations of Walking

Predictive simulations can be used to test ideas that cannot easily be tested in real life. More

Predictive simulations are currently used for many design tasks, such as building a new bridge or developing a new airplane. Its use in addressing movement disorders, though, has been limited. For instance, deciding which of two surgical approaches would produce the better outcome for a given patient is challenging and could be aided by predictive simulations. In this video, Simbios postdoctoral fellow Tim Dorn describes his research in simulating a walking motion without using any experimental data - the first step in demonstrating the feasibility of such predictive simulations. Learn more about the study at

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