‘To Personalize’ or ‘Not to Personalize’: How to Balance the Need for Subject-Specific Anatomical Detail and Clinical Applicability in the Study of Musculoskeletal Loading during Movement

Virtual image of a skeleton walking with purple sections on the legs and pelvis shown in a laptop screen

About this webinar

The use of integrated 3D motion capture together with dynamic simulation of motion is currently an established way to study musculoskeletal loading, which today still cannot be measured non-invasively. In particular, in the field of degenerative joint disease, there is the ambition to use these techniques to contribute to patient stratification and consequent prescription of targeted rehabilitation strategies.

Likewise, their potential to define effective treatment approaches to study gait dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy is becoming more and more accepted. In this webinar, Ilse Jonkers aims to present some of her insights and perspectives on the personalization of simulation workflows for the study of musculoskeletal loading.

What you will learn

  • How medical imaging techniques help in personalizing musculoskeletal models
  • What it will take to make the transfer of musculoskeletal models from the lab to their clinical application
  • How to set up efficient musculoskeletal model personalization pathways


Ilse Jonkers

Professor at the Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group

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