Fast Realistic Modelling of Muscle Fibres

Josef Kohout, Gordon J. Clapworthy, Saulo Martelli, Marco Viceconti

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a method for automatic construction of arbitrary number of muscle fibres in the volume of a muscle represented by its surface mesh. The method is based on an iterative, slice-by-slice, morphing of predefined fibres template into the muscle volume. Our experiments with muscles of thighs and pelvis show that in most cases, the method produces realistic fibres. For some muscles, especially, those with large attachment areas, some imperfections are observable; however, results are acceptable anyway. As our sequential VTK-based C++ implementation is capable of producing 128 fine fibres within a muscle of 10K triangles in 380 ms on commodity hardware (Intel i7), the method is suitable for interactive educational medical software. We believe that it could also be used in clinical biomechanical applications to extract information on the current muscle lever arm and fibre path.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages33-47
Number of pages15
Volume359 CCIS
ISBN (Print)9783642382406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Feb 24 2012Feb 26 2012

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume359 CCIS
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

Other7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/24/122/26/12

Keywords

  • Muscle fibres
  • Muscle modelling
  • VTK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kohout, J., Clapworthy, G. J., Martelli, S., & Viceconti, M. (2013). Fast Realistic Modelling of Muscle Fibres. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (Vol. 359 CCIS, pp. 33-47). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 359 CCIS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38241-3_3