Individualized Musculoskeletal Modeling for Diagnosis, Rehabilitation, and Real-Time Feedback

Duration: 2013-now
Funding: NSF EAGER (#1354321)
Collaborators: Dr. Jay Han, UC Davis Medical Center
Researchers: Robert Matthew


  • Development of musculoskeletal models based on multimodal sensor measurements
  • Individualized musculoskeletal models to improve over generalized population-based models.
  • These models can be analyzed to detect muscle weakness and joint injuries.

    Models of an individual can be created using, non-invasive sensors such as motion capture, Inertial Measurement Devices and Electromyography.

    Medical diagnostics of injuries, more effective physical therapy, assistive robotics (e.g. exoskeletons), human-machine interaction.


  • R.P. Matthew, V. Shia, M. Tomizuka, R. Bajcsy, "Optimal design for individualised passive assistance", In Proceedings of the 6th Augmented Human International Conference, Singapore, Mar 9-11, 2015, pp. 69-76.
  • R. Matthew, G. Kurillo, J. Han, R.Bajcsy, "Calculating an Individuals' Reachable Volume for use in Quantitative Medicine", Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR), Z├╝rich, Sept. 12,2014.