MUSCLE FIBRES MODELLING

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

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.

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Kohout J., J. Clapworthy G., Martelli S. and Viceconti M. (2012). MUSCLE FIBRES MODELLING . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 58-66. DOI: 10.5220/0003847400580066


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp12,
author={Josef Kohout and Gordon J. Clapworthy and Saulo Martelli and Marco Viceconti},
title={MUSCLE FIBRES MODELLING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={58-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003847400580066},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - MUSCLE FIBRES MODELLING
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - Kohout J.
AU - J. Clapworthy G.
AU - Martelli S.
AU - Viceconti M.
PY - 2012
SP - 58
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0003847400580066