Muscle fibres modelling

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

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Abstract

This paper describes a method that represents a muscle by a realistic chaff of muscle fibres that are automatically generated in the volume defined by the surface mesh of the muscle which itself automatically wraps around bones as they move. Our C++ implementation can decompose the volume into muscle fibres, which is done by a slice-by-slice morphing of predefined fibres template into the muscle volume, and visualise the result in only about 1000 ms on commodity hardware. Hence, the method is fast enough to be suitable for interactive educational medical software. Although a biomechanical assessment has yet to be done, we believe that the method could be used also in clinical biomechanical applications to extract information on the current muscle lever arm and fibre path and, thanks to its rapid processing speed, it might be an attractive alternative to current methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGRAPP 2012 IVAPP 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications
Pages58-66
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP 2012 and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Feb 24 2012Feb 26 2012

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP 2012 and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/24/122/26/12

Keywords

  • Muscle fibres
  • Muscle modelling
  • VTK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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