Analysis of human joint forces in standing posture

Chao Ma, Ming Zhang, Chun Lin Zhang, Zhi Xiang Li, Jian Xin Yang

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Using the software Anybody Modeling System, a human static-standing musculoskeletal model based on inverse dynamics is presented, which are defined as segments, muscles and joints as elements. Simulation is based on data obtained from experiments using motion capture system VICON and force plate AMTI. In the model AnyBody Modeling System is introduced to help solve the redundancy problem and obtain results of muscle activities, muscle forces and joint forces. From the model, hip and knee joint forces could be analyzed under normal standing posture. Also, activities of the musculus rectus femoris and several other muscles of the lower limbs can be obtained. From the results it could be concluded that stresses at joints are much stronger than theoretical reasoning because of the functions of relevant soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and so on. Results show that joint forces from the simulations are in good conformation with previous experimental researches. And this complicated model would be of use for better understanding human body functions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-442
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Beijing Institute of Technology (English Edition)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Joint reaction force
  • Inverse dynamics
  • Muscle-skele tal model
  • AnyBody Modeling System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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