Katya Stansfield


Forward Modelling of Walking in Humans: the Story so Far.

Unit for Theoretical Biology,
Department of Evolutionary Biology
University of Vienna


The geometry of the musculoskeletal system affects gait kinematics and internal joint loads. The influence of body proportions on gait efficiency is a widespread notion among bioanthropologists and sports scientists, leading to the formulation of hypotheses and expectations. In this study, we are using predictive musculoskeletal simulations to allow us to model the effect of specific alterations in geometry and investigate their impact on dynamic movements while keeping additional confounding factors, such as walking speed, constant.