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Old 08-14-2017, 07:48 PM
f_laufer f_laufer is offline
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Default Unit of muscle activations / how to get true forces?

Hi everyone,

I know that I can access the computed muscle activations after running inverse dynamics from the HDF5 file under the Path /Output/BodyModel/Left/Leg/Mus/{Muscle}. But what is the unit of those trajectories?
Are they dimensionless normalized muscle forces?
What must be done in order to obtain the forces in Newton?

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Felix
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:20 PM
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Hi Felix,

It sounds like you are going the hard way.
Muscle activation is a current muscle force divided by the muscle strength (max force). Please revisit the tutorials: "Inverse Dynamics of Muscle Systems"

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Pavel
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