Biomechanics has predominantly relied upon the trajectory optimization method for the analysis and prediction of the movement of the limbs. Such approaches have paved the way for the motion planning of biped and quadruped robots as well. Most of these methods are deterministic, utilizing first-order iterative gradient-based algorithms incorporating the constrained differentiable objective functions.

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Objective: Analyzing human motion is essential for diagnosing movement disorders and guiding rehabilitation for conditions like osteoarthritis, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. Optical motion capture systems are the standard for estimating kinematics, but the equipment is expensive and requires a predefined space. While wearable sensor systems can estimate kinematics in any environment, existing systems are generally less accurate than optical motion capture.

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See the instructions for assembling the system: https://simtk-confluence.stanford.edu/display/OpenSim/Wearable+and+Real-...

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Previous studies of robotic leg prostheses and exoskeletons with regenerative actuators have focused almost exclusively on level-ground walking applications. Here we analyzed the lower-limb joint mechanical work and power during stand-to-sit movements using inverse dynamics to estimate the biomechanical energy theoretically available for electrical energy regeneration and storage. Nine subjects performed 20 sitting and standing movements while lower-limb kinematics and ground reaction forces were experimentally measured.

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